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tStory o] ^ob 



NDER THE stars in a mountain cove near Pineville, Ky., the 
ancient Book of Job springs briefly to life again. As 10 young drama 
students from colleges throughout the nation blend and dissolve in 
intricate patterns on a bare stage, lights play ingeniously on their 
painted faces and black robes bejeweled with tiny squares, circles, 
and diamonds of cloth. The pools of color resemble the sparkling 
Byzantine mosaics which embellished early Christian cathedrals. 
Based on the lyrical meditations of the suffering Job as his friends 
come to discuss the mysteries of life and religion, the play was cre- 
ated by Orlin and Irene Corey. The husband-wife team, formerly 
of Kentucky's Georgetown College but now teaching at Methodist- 
related Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, La., still directs 
the production. It is widely acclaimed by the tourists and towns- 
people who flock each summer to Laurel Cove, cradled in the Cum- 
berland Mountains of southeastern Kentucky. The Boo\ of Job has 
been presented at the Brussels World's Fair, in Canada, England, 
Wales, and recently at Christ Church, Methodist, New York City. 



The tragic figure of fob and the women's chorus 

could have stepped out of a Byzantine-church mosaic, but the 

secret is revealed (below) by the young actress. 

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/.» thy heart right, as my heart is 
with thine? Dost thou lore and 

serve Cod? It is enough. I give thee 
the nght hand oj fellowship. 

— John Wesley ( 1703-1791) 


MAY, 1962 

The Midmonth Magazine for Methodist Families 

OIN'C'I'. [T WAS .1 long, tough winter nearly 
everywhere, we thought u would Ik- ,i reliei i"i you 
to find .i butterflj perched on the cover this month 

.mil doubl) interesting because it is tin- work ol a 
man who says, "I am not .1 fresh young squirt, hut 
an old codger old enough to he your grandpappy." 
Indeed, there may be something significant in the 
faci two ot TogEther's most dedicated nature 
photographers are oldsters who have carried a keen 
fascination tor life well into their 80s. Way back in 
October, 1958, we told you about Mrs. Myrtle Wal- 
green, now 83, ol Chicago, and featured 8 pages ol 
Iter color pictures in God's Wonderful Trailside 
World. Naturally, we wanted to know more about 
Alfred Renfro. S4, of Santa Barbara, Calif., whose 
work is featured this month in Hobby Alley [pages 
77-7S | , as well as on the cover. 

Mr. Renfro sent us a picture of himseli taken with 
a kodak outside his cabin at Dawson City in the 
Yukon in Mil. He's been a cartoonist and a news- 
paper man ,\nA. most to the point here, a member 
of the Photographic Society ol America known to 
his fellows as Nature Nate, both writer and photog- 
rapher. It so happens that his Methodist heritage 
goes hack to a mother and hither who "used to 
subscrihe to a journal published in Nashville — 70 to 
80 years ago — called The Christian Advocate." Mr. 
Renfro likes to share the beauties of nature with 
others, regardless of monetary reward. We paid for 
his fine color pictures, of course, but he wrote that 
he "would rather have them published without any 
financial returns than to have had them returned 
to be buried in my files where they would do no one 
any good. . . ." 

Wayne F. Smith, who wrote A Secret Admirer 
[page 27], is a versatile man who plays the organ and 
violin and invents games when he is not working 
at his job as a turret lathe operator in Minneapolis. 
He advises us that being the inventor of a game 
popular enough to be nationally distributed does not 
mean that you are good at playing it. At the time he 
wrote us, he had never won at one particular game 
he had invented, printed, and was peddling! 

We thought vou would be interested in a com- 
plaint that has just come to our attention: "Why- 
has the manner of Methodist preaching so changed 
and why has the Methodist church become so formal 
and fashionable? . . . Our congregational singing is 
more scientific than in former years, but much less 
spiritual. In many churches, a few sing for all the 
rest . . . and look down from the gallery and seem 
to say to the people of God: 'You poor, ignorant 
worshippers, you can't sing like us! Stand still and 
listen, and we will sing praise to God for you!" 

Sound familiar? Well, it was written 105 years ago 
by the Rev. J. B. Finley, who served many years as 
a circuit rider. And proves, perhaps, that the church 
hasn't changed so much after all! — Voir Editors. 

2 Story of Job in Living Mosaic (Color Pn < 

13 The Day My Religion Meant Most to Me Myrtle M. Mill, i 

14 To Paris: 1927 I rancis and Katharine Drake 

15 The Editor Makes a Reader's Choice 

17 What Is a Mother— Really? Dana Brookms 

18 A Big Church Can Be Friendly Paie,c C.irhn 
24 Known But to God F. McDermott 
24 Through a Child's Eyes Charles Ray Coff 

27 A Secret Admirer Wayne F. Smith 

28 Little Drummers Become Big Drummers 

(People Called Methodists) 

31 You Can If You Plan Harold F. Boss 

32 Arc You a Do-lt-Yourself Parent? Lorna Jean King 

34 Does Society Have the Moral Right to Take Human Life? 

("Powwow) Lester Kinsolving, Jacob j. Vellenga 

37 Old Stones Tell Tales of Shechem (Color Pictorial) 

45 Wesley's 'Doctrine of Christian Perfection' 

Claude H. Thompson 

50 Methodist Photographers Show Their Best (Pictorial) 

58 We Asked a Children's Librarian 

64 Strike! Split! Blow! (Pictorial) 

77 Birth of a Monarch (Color Pictorial) 

79 Church in a House (Color Pictorial) 





Looks at Books 




Browsing in Fiction 


Light Unto My Path 


Small Fry 


Teens Together 


News of the World Parish 


Your Faith and Church 


Camera Clique 


Spiritual Efficiency 


Feeding Fifty 

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May 1962\Together 


A Eucalyptic Slip; Sorry! 


Sheffield, Pa. 

Your photographic department did 
an outstanding job (as always) on the 
Flowers for the Church Year pictorial 
[February, page 37]. The article was 
especially interesting to the altar guild 
committee of the Sheffield Methodist 
Church, of which I am a member. 

We, too, gather flowers from our 
gardens and take real joy in producing 
beautiful altar arrangements. Never 
have we been able to use lilies of the 
valley in such effective style. However, 
one of the displays puzzled me. You say 
the leafy stalks with grayish whorls 
of leaves are euphorbia, but they're 
similar to the much-used eucalyptus. 
Could they be one and the same? 

You have sharp eyes, Miss Pinney! 
The flowers on page 37 are spiral 
eucalyptus — not euphorbia. Our floral 
expert was more euphoric than accu- 
rate. — Eds. 

She's 'Mystified 1 No More 


Markle, Ind. 

The March issue is one of your best, 
and I especially appreciated Egil Grislis' 
article, Not by Works, But by Faith 
[page 45]. His explanation enlightened 
me on a phase of our belief which had 
always completely mystified me. He has 
inspired me to dig out and reread the 
six previous We Believe articles, and 
I'm pleasantly anticipating the rest. 

Reprints Are Ready 

GENE BEYE, Pastor 

Hay Springs, Nebr. 

Just a note to commend you on the 
March issue. I particularly appreciated 
the article by Bishop Ensley, A Look 
at World Christianity From New Delhi 
[page 25]. I think you should make re- 
prints of this article available, and I 
personally would like to have about 
350 copies. 

You also should issue reprints of 
the We Believe series. Keep up the very 
fine work! 

Reprints of both are available — and, 
incidentally, in brisk demand. Order 
from Together Business Office, 201 
Eighth Ave., South, Nashville 3, Tenn. 

Prices range from 50(- for 10 copies to 
$3.50 for 100 copies.— Eds. 

Tardy — But Timely! 


Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 

How could you? Give Jesse Stuart 
to Tennessee, I mean.* I'd as soon give 
Robert Burns to Ireland! t If you 
haven't read Mr. Stuart's thrilling tales 
of his beloved Kentucky hills, do rush 
to the nearest library. t You'll be doubly 
proud to have him writing for To- 

If my protest seems a bit tardy, it's 
because Together — The Midmonth 
Magazine for Methodist Families — 
reaches us by boat mail three months 
after publication. Actually, the Decem- 
ber issue came this morning (February 
13) , and we read the Stuart story [How 
Christmas Came to Nowhere Hills, 
December, 1961, page 30] over lunch.U 

* We blame the office gremlin — did so 
in the January issue. 
t Our advice: Don't. 
t Yes, yes. We know. 
§ We double you! 
II Happy July Fourth! 

— Editors 

'Mockingbird' Comment 

Epes, Ala. 

Re Bishop Kennedy's review of 
Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mocking- 
bird [Browsing in Fiction, December, 
1961, page 57]: 

Here in Sumter County, Alabama — 
not far removed in distance, customs. 
or thought from the setting of the book 

"It's about two miles us the 
yellow-bellied sapsucker flies." 

— we still must live "within the segre- 
gation pattern." Yet, we read the story 
with deep appreciation of the under- 
standing, courage, and love embodied 
in the central character. We have not 
"hated it bitterly." Possibly we under- 
stand it better than those who see it 
only as a propaganda piece for "the 
battle against segregation." 

A Good Word for Nehru . . . 

Hermiston, Oreg. 

It is refreshing to pick up a truly 
Christian magazine and be able to read 
about the people of many faiths who 
risked death to help the Jews, and then 
to turn a few pages and find an article 
on the caste system by the Prime Min- 
ister of India. The constructive articles 
on controversial subjects make exciting 
reading, and I hope Together will con- 
tinue to use them. 

As for the people who criticize your 
covers, I only wish Together was sold 
on newsstands throughout the country. 
It would show up some of the so-called 
popular magazines which need flashy 
covers to hide the stuff inside. 

Shelters Make Us Moles 


First Methodist Official Board 

Van Nuys, Calif. 

Re Should Churches Have Fallout 
Shelters [Powwow. March, page 19]: 

Anyone who professes a belief in God 
— whether he be Christian, Jew. or 
Mohammedan — must have little faith if 
he can get himself into the frame of 
mind which would permit him to build 
a fallout shelter. Shelters solve no prob- 
lems, but are only admissions that we 
expect the worst. 

There is only a remote possibility 
that the huge bombs ever will be used, 
and there is little chance that we would 
receive adequate warning if there were 
an attack. Shelters turn us into moles 
ready to fight neighbors for existence. 

In Defense of Defense Shelters 

Green Camp. Ohio 

Every time I pick up a religious 
magazine (and I often do. as I'm the 
wife of a Methodist minister) I'm dis- 
turbed by the apparent Christian atti- 
tude toward civil defense [Newsletter. 
December, 1961, page 11]. The many 
articles on the subject seem to imply 
that there are only three things which 
could possibly provoke a Christian to 
build a family fallout shelter: (1) self- 
ish concern, (2) morbid fear, or (3) 
lack of faith in God. 

I submit that this is not so. To make 
such charges against people who at- 
tempt to follow the advice of our Presi- 
dent is to make serious errors in mat- 
ters of faith and in the practice of our 

Together /May 1962 

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when we run out of stamps. Come to think of it, metered mail is 
another indication of good management." 

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May 1962 \Togei.h~r 

Give Your Church 




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religion. Christianity is concerned with 
all of life, including our physical well- 

Isn't Survival Essential? 


Buffalo, Minn. 

The Should Churches Have Fallout 
Shelters? discussion merely sharpens 
my belief it is every Christian's duty 
to try to survive a nuclear attack — if 
it comes. Christian faith, hope, and love 
will be most sorely needed when people 
are crawling out of shelters into a 
desolate world. Mr. Knudson says he 
would rather be found "spreading the 
gospel of love, hope, and faith" than 
sitting in a shelter. If he doesn't survive 
the attack, he can't spread the Gospel. 

Only in a Church . . . 


Nescopeck, Pa. 

Re Where's the Funeral? [February, 
page 26]: 

Mr. Allen seemed to imply that the 
only way to overcome the abuses of 
the lengthy, emotional funeral service 
is to move it from the church. Why 
can't we have short, dignified services 
in the church? 

I recently attended the church funeral 
of a dear friend's father. The casket 
was closed before the service began, 
and our eyes truly were lifted "beyond 
the shadow of death to the light of 
eternity" as it streamed from the altar 
candles and was reflected from the 
empty cross. The peace we felt would 
have been impossible in a mortuary 

Believers Are Everywhere! 


Anchorage, Alaska 

I'm a Methodist — although married 
to a Presbyterian minister — and I 
certainly enjoy reading Together. 

The Powwow, Where's the Funeral? 
was certainly thought-provoking, but 
I must disagree with Mr. Yinger when 
he says that "God's transforming power 
demands a fellowship of believers 
which is to be found in the church." 
The church is a group of believers, 
wherever they may be, and it does not 
have to be in a building, or near an 
altar, or an empty cross! 

Campanile: A Spiritual Beacon 


Fort Lauderdale. Fla. 

In the January Letters section [page 
7], Josephine Claik refers to the 
campanile at Melrose Park Church. Fort 
Lauderdale [see Radiant New Churches 
Proclaim Our Faith. November, 1961. 
page 40], as "a worthless monstrosity." 
Seen in relation to the whole church 
sanctuary, I am sure that the campanile 

commands a different opinion. 

Melrose Park is a community one mile 
square with streets running in a cir- 
cular fashion. Our church stands in 
the geographical center with the 
campanile rising high above all else in 
the area. At night it is lighted and can 
be seen from a great distance because 
of the flatness of the land. During the 
day, chimes ring out familiar hymns. 

Such a beacon in the center of a 
community, calling the neighborhood 
to worship, by sight and sound, can 
hardly be "a worthless monstrosity." 

His 'Heartfelt Thanks' 


Eldorado, Okla. 

Our heartfelt thanks for Mr. Akers' 
gallant defense of our great leaders! So 
timely — so "just right!" Bishop Ensley's 
A Look at Christianity From New Delhi 
[March, page 25] also was instructive 
and inspiring. The effective work of 
Christ always has been — and will con- 
tinue to be — done by the churches. 

I do wish every family could read 
Together and the Christian Advocate. 
Thanks a million! 

Re: Akers and Pillars 


The Methodist Church 

Chicago, III. 

Milburn P. Akers' Why the Sniping 
at Our Preachers? [March, page 14] 
should be read by everyone. Besides. 
Milburn P. Akers, editor of the Chicago 
Sun-Times, is one of our great Method- 
ist leaders. I am glad you introduced 
him again to Together's readers. He 
and his father and grandfather have 
been pillars of The Methodist Church 
for so many generations we might call 
him "Mr. Methodist"! 

Akers' Article Best Yet' 

W. E. MOORE, Pastor 

Crossville. Tenn. 

Why the Sniping at Our Preachers? 
was the best article I have read on the 
subject. Mr. Akers expressed my 
thoughts better than I could have 
myself. I hope this article is brought to 
the attention of the people in every 
Methodist church. 

For more help in combatting snipers 
write the Methodist Board oj Christian 
Social Concerns. 100 Maryland Ave.. 
NE. Washington 2. D.C. They'll supply 
a packet oj ammunition including state- 
ments by church leaders. — Eds. 

She Prays for Preachers 


Tomball. Tex. 

At last someone [Mr. Akers] has 
spoken out in defense of The Methodist 
Church! I. too. do not always agree with 
(Continued on page 75) 


Together /May 1962 


NEW CHILEAN BISHOP . The Latin American Central 

Conference of The Methodist Church has elected the 
Rev. Pedro A. Zottele bishop of the Santiago Area, 
which includes Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, and Panama. 
Former pastor of First Church, Santiago, Chile, 
he succeeds the late Bishop B. Foster Stockwell. 

CHICAGO AIDS CUBANS. Fifteen Chicago Area Methodist 
churches are helping 25 Cuban refugee families flown 
to Chicago March 25 from Miami, Fla. The group 
consists of about 100 persons, including a Cuban 
Methodist minister. Meanwhile, the U.S. government 
is appealing to American families for help in 
caring for the nearly 300 Cuban children who arrive 
each month unaccompanied by their parents. [See 
P lan Airborne Res et tlement, page 67.] 

CHURCH-STATE STUDY. The Methodist Study Commission 
on Church and State Relations has created a task 
force to gather facts on present involvements of The 
Methodist Church and governments in education, 
social welfare, and the chaplaincy, and to study 
the theological implications of church and 
state relationships. 

UNITED THOUG H DIVIDED. Methodist congregations of 
First Church, Washington, Pa., and Friedens-kirche 
in Karl-Marx-Stadt , one of the largest Methodist 
churches behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany, 
held identical and simultaneous Sunday services 
March 4. A sermon by Bishop W. Vernon Middleton 
of Pittsburgh was read in the German church, while a 
message from Bishop Friedrich Wunderlich of 
Frankfort was read in the Pennsylvania church. 

URG E 'ECUMENICAL DOLLARS'. Methodist Bishop John 
Wesley Lord of Washington, D.C, has suggested that 
the various denominations translate their 
declarations of unity into dollars and cents by 
helping each other financially. Such pooling of 
resources, he told the General Board of the National 
Council of Churches in Kansas City recently, 
would give added weight to the churches' 
determination to stay together. 

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►Jh Personal Testimony 

The Day 

My Religion 

Meant Most to Me 



WtdotV of a pOStOT and mother of another, 

Mrs. Miller now resides in Blair, Nebraska, 
at Methodism's Crowell Memorial Home. 

J OHN AND I had been happily married for 
five years. It never occurred to me that our life 
would ever be different. We lived in the small 
Nebraska town where I had grown up; my 
parents, my sisters, my friends — my whole life, 
in fact — were there. John had a reasonably 
secure job, and our son, Richard, was a healthy, 
wondering-eyed toddler. 

Now John wanted to change everything! He 
had decided, he said, that God wanted him in 
the ministry. I was shocked; more, I was sick. I 
knew the decision had not come easily. John 
knew firsthand the privations of parsonage life 
from his own childhood. But I knew he had 
been a good Christian layman, a faithful worker 
as superintendent of the church school. Now he 
said that was not enough. 

Within a few months, John had received his 
local preacher's license, and when our pastor 
went on vacation, he delivered his first sermon. 
Then almost overnight it seemed, only weeks 
remained before the annual conference when the 
bishop would appoint John to a pastoral charge 
of his own. As I dressed for Sunday services, I 
found myself looking into the mirror and seeing 
things I had criticized in other ministers' wives. 
I heard echoes: "Too bad she's not younger." 
"What a shame she has such a large nose!" 
"Does she have to walk that way?" "Such an 
unpleasant voice . . . and always talking!" So 
many things can be wrong with a preacher's 

Now in a few days I would be one myself. 
What would "they" be saying about me? Sud- 
denly I felt I could not go through with it! 
But I could not bring myself to tell my husband 
how I felt, and as the days flew past, my tension 
mounted. At night, I scarcely slept. 

One night about a week before the conference, 
Richard and I walked down to the store where 

John worked, and together we strolled home. 
It was a beautiful night with only a hint of 
breeze brushing the trees. Feathery clouds occa- 
sionally passed between us and a glorious full 

As we neared home, hand in hand, my throat 
tightened and tears welled up when I thought 
of leaving this house which had been our first 
home. John stopped on the porch steps and 
lifted Richard to see the flickering lights of Main 
Street where we had been. I hurried inside, 
holding back sobs. 

Glancing through a window, I noticed the 
sky seemed strangely different. A bright arc the 
width of a rainbow divided the heavens. On one 
side the moon seemed to shine with unusual 
brilliance, but on the other side was inky dark- 
ness. I had never seen the sky that way before, 
and I stood fascinated. Suddenly the thought 
came: my life is like that. Now, as I burden my 
heart with wilfulness and self-pity, all seems 
blackness and despair. If I surrendered my selfish 
will to God, life could be like the sky inside the 
rainbow — not without a share of clouds, per- 
haps, but serenely untroubled by conscience- 
grating strife. 

Trembling, I let my head fall against the win- 
dow frame, and earnestly I prayed, "Father, 
forgive me. I do want to do your will, even if 
it is sometimes hard and lonely. Make use of 
me. And if it be as a pastor's wife, I will gladly 
do the best job I can." 

Years later I learned that a "rainbow" at night 
is not a rare event. I guess I had known that 
all the time. But I knew, too, that I had experi- 
enced my own private miracle that night when. 
in the separation of darkness and light, I saw 
myself as I never had before. 

For almost 40 years afterward I lived — and 
loved — the life of a "parsonage first lady." 

May 1962\Together 


35 years later, the world 
remembers Charles Lindbergh- 

To Paris 




IJ, VERY DAY, people in warm, 
comfortable planes work, eat, sleep, 
and read high in the heavens over 
the Atlantic Ocean. 

Yet only 35 years ago the skies 
over the sullen Atlantic held but one 
small plane, crawling along the 
empty air from New York to Paris 
in 33y 2 hours. Compared with to- 
day's jet-powered, all-metal monsters, 
it is amazing that it was there at all 
—a single-engined monoplane of 220 
horsepower, carrying a single occu- 
pant. It had no de-icers, no lights, no 
heat, no radio, no automatic pilot. 
Its wings were made of wood and 
fabric, and its total weight was less 
than that of the electrical equip- 
ment of a modern airliner. Yet it flew 
on into the brilliant light of history 
and bore its pilot to unimagined 

In 1919, Raymond Orteig, a New 
York hotel man, had offered a prize 
of |25,000 for the first nonstop flight 
between New York and Paris, a dis- 
tance of 3,600 miles. Eight years 
passed before progress in plane and 
engine design nudged such a ven- 
ture within the borderline of pos- 

The beginning of 1927 found a 
number of famous pilots on both 
sides of the Atlantic making ready. 
Hut it was no last-minute impulse 
that brought Charles A. Lindbergh 

The Lone Eagle: What Col. Glenn is to the Space Age, he was to the Air Age. 

to the starting line. At 25, a seasoned 
airmail pilot and captain in the Air 
Corps Reserve, he had carefully 
worked out in 1926 the plane, engine, 
navigation, and financial require- 
ments for flying the Atlantic. But 
he had only' $2,000, and the New- 
Year had almost arrived when a 
group of St. Louis businessmen 
raised this to Si 5,000. 

The plane — a Ryan with special 
fuel tanks and a Wright Whirlwind 
engine — was begun on February 28. 
With other entries making ready tor 
spring takeoffs, Lindbergh set a 60- 
dav limit for its construction. Super- 
human effort on the part of all con- 
cerned enabled the team oi "We" to 
check in at Curtiss Field, Long Is- 
land, on May 12, 1927. That was the 
week in which Nungesser and Coli 
disappeared at sea, that found Byrd 

and his three-man crew, and Cham- 
berlin and Levine also ready to take 
off from New York. 

All week the weather was bail. 
But on the rainy evening of May 
19, as Lindbergh and his helpers 
were on their way to dinner, a fore- 
east indicated a radical weather 
change — storms and fog belts lifting 
over the (heat Circle route to 
France. Thirteen hours of furious 
activity followed. It ranged from 
picking up hve sandwiches, five 
quarts of water, a passport and — as 
a courtesv — several letters of intro- 
duction, to towing the Spirit of St. 
Louis to Roosevelt Field, with its 
longer runway. When he climbed in- 
to the cockpit at 7:45 next morning, 
he had hail no sleep tor 24 hours. 

The pilot's expression as he lis- 
tened to the engine cave no hint 


Together /May 1962 

that the most dangerous part ol the 
whole night stared him in the face — 
the take-off. 1 le ran up the engine to 
full [tower while engine experts lis- 
tened. She was still 40 revolutions 
shy — but. said the experts, running 
as well as could be expected on a 
damp day. Lindbergh nodded to the 
mechanics. "Chocks away!" 

Five seconds, ID, 15 — and the tail 
skid was still trailing in the mud. 
Watching pilots lashed the straining 
plane along with body English, Get 
the tail up! Slam that throttle against 

the stop! Twenty-five seconds, 30 — 
past the safety mark now, too late to 
cut the gun and try again. Now! A 
harder patch ot runway, a sudden 

quickening— a bounce, another, a 
long bound, a i heei from the crowd. 

Shc'.y lip! 

Up, up. iiK h l>\ iiu h, flashing pasi 
a hie n uck. Ten teet to spare OVd a 

tractor. Twenty over the telephone 

wins. Enough speed to clear trees 
and squeak around the hillside. 

Lindbergh described il thus: 
"About 7:40 .i.m. the motor was 
started, ami at 7:52 1 look olT on the 
flighl to Pans." 

The day dragged through noon. 
Eaded into evening before the lust 
note ol cheer came to millions hang- 
ing breathless on the tate ol the 
young flier. At 7:15 p.m. word 
Hashed from Newtoundland that the 

Spirit <>j V. Louis had p.issid Si. 

John's <mi lime, on COUrSC At iIk 

M.iIoih \ shai key fighi in Yanke< 
Stadium, 10,000 fans rose .is one man 
at the announce! 's voi< e, un< oven d 
their heads, and prayed Eoi land 

Far out ovei the dark sea, the 
lone pilot was bracing himsell for 
the battle ol his life, A clammj 
shroud ol lot; reached up incessantly 
for his wing tips. I [e coaxed Ins 
loaded plane higher a\u\ higher, 
Spectrally, the lot; rose alter him. 
jusi as he skimmed the summit a 
great storm mass lav spread across 
his route, its towering peaks Jial 
lenging like sentries. What lay be- 


LAST SUMMER I flew the Atlantic. As lights 
dimmed and we sliced swiftly through the star- 
light, 1 tingled with wonder . . . for I was reliving 
that fantastic night of May 20-21, 1927. Lindbergh, 
the Lone Eagle from Minnesota, was over the 
Atlantic. And I was in Paris waiting . . . 

In the city room of the old Paris Herald (Paris 
edition, New Yorl^ Herald-Tribune) a few re- 
porters and deskmen were chatting. We tried to be 
calm. We had just come through a grim week when 
all France had groped in gloom, for Nungesser 
and Coli hadn't made it east to west. Would Lind- 
bergh, New York to Paris? 

"He will — I have a feeling he will!" Wilbur 
Forrest spoke quietly. "God looks after people like 
Lindbergh!" He walked away abruptly. No one 
spoke for a few moments. This talk was not the 
Wilbur Forrest we knew. Pictures in the office 
showed him mud-caked and grim in a trench. 

That was 35 years ago. Now planes fly on the 
scheduled transatlantic flights we had so glibly 
prophesied, but without conviction. I glanced out 
the window as we whirled through a cloud. Seven 
hours from New York to Paris; Lindbergh had 
taken ii x /i. 

Back in the U.S.A., I have just reread the classic 
Lindbergh story told by Francis and Katharine 
Drake — and have made a decision. It's that this is 
to be the Reader's Choice article for May. (Original- 
ly, it appeared in May, 1948, in the Redbool{, and 
in June, 1948, in the Reader's Digest. The Reader's 

While Parisians thundered an ovation below. 

Reporter Leland Case {center) made his way to this 

Pans balcony for an exclusive interview 

with Lindbergh and U.S. Ambassador Herricl{. 

Digest Association copyrighted it [1948] and has 
given us special permission to share it with To- 
gether's readers.) And I've yielded to office suasion 
for illustrating it with a newsreel photograph show- 
ing me interviewing Lindbergh at the Aero Club 
de France, with U.S. Ambassador "Papa" Herrick 
looking on benignly while crowds below were 
shouting Vive! 

To expect you, Youth of Today, to thrill to this 
article as will your father and mother is to wish 
for too much. That I know. But try to imagine how 
you'll feel that day the first astronaut sets foot on 
the moon . . . Well, that's how just about everybody 
reacted that night Lindy arrived at Le Bourget just 
35 years ago. 

— Leland D. Case, Editorial Director 

May 1962\Together 


hind it? Ice? Snow? Lightning? 
I low Ear across? Ten miles? A hun- 

Even as the storm peaks rushed at 
him, Lindbergh had come to a de- 
cision. His eyes moved to his instru- 
ments. He took a deep breath and 
bored ahead — straight into the storm. 
Up and down the plane slammed, 
pushed about by monstrous forces in 
a Stygian blackout. But worse was 
to come — ice, prime murderer of 
pilots. The plane gave a warning 
shudder. A pilot with less judgment 
might have taken a chance. Lind- 
bergh realized that there might be 
hours of this stuff ahead. "I was 
forced to turn around and get back 
to clear air immediately, and then 
fly around any clouds which I could 
not get over." 

Dawn, moving toward him from 
the Old World, extended the first 
friendly hand. Eighteen hours out 
of New York, about halfway, the sun 
rose, and with it the temperature. 
No need to dodge and detour any 
longer. But the need of sleep was 
paralyzing. To combat it, Lindbergh 
checked instruments, checked course. 
He took his numbed feet off the rud- 
der and stamped them; instantly the 
plane slued off course. He shook his 
head from side to side — there was 
no headroom for bouncing up and 
down. He hit his face stinging blows 
with the palm of his hand, he fidg- 
eted — anything to create diversion. 
The cockpit walls, of unpainted 
fabric, merged hypnotically into the 
vagueness of the clouds. 

The sun was fairly high when the 
first breaks began to show in the 
blanket layers below. A few more 
minutes and there, at the bottom of a 
vast hole, streaked the sea. Like a 
gull, the Spirit of St. Louis swooped 
to meet it, plunging to within a 
hundred feet of the gray, tossing 
waste. Dimension at last, after the 
shapeless fabric of the skies. White- 
caps! The navigator's instinct knew 
a glow of satisfaction, lor the spray 
was driving from the northwest. A 
tail wind! Perhaps it was then that 
Lindbergh bit into a sandwich, the 
only one he was to consume during 
the flight. 

But as if begrudging him even 
this miserly respite, the cloud curtain 
closed down again, forcing him to 
fly blind for two more unbroken 

Lindbergh had no way of knowing 
that he and the Spirit of St. Louis 
were already in every headline, on 
every tongue; that fear clutched at 
every heart as the announcers' voices 
cut into programs throughout that 
interminable Saturday: "There is 
still no word. . . ." 

By this time Lindbergh was two 
days and nights without sleep. He 
believes that the absence of window 
panes — taken out for better visibility 
— may have saved his life. By kick- 
ing the rudder from time to time 
he brought a blast of cold sea air 
through the openings. 

Suddenly a handful of specks came 
into view, a little south of course. 
Lindbergh could hardly trust his 
tired eyes. More mirages? He nosed 
the Spirit of St. Louis down. Fishing 
boats! That meant land in the offing. 
Lindbergh circled a boat and throt- 
tled down. "Which way is Ireland?" 
he shouted. But the fisherman re- 
mained frozen to his seat. Lindbergh 
gunned up and resumed his course. 

Land! Even from a modern air 
liner that first strip of earth — so 
thoroughly secure after the immen- 
sity of sea — is a wonderful experi- 

As the coast line spread and the 
late sunshine flooded Dingle Bay, 
the tired pilot's cup of happiness 
must surely have spilled over. Valen- 
cia! The southwest tip of Ireland! 
He was dead on course. 

Then those last five hours on 
weary but triumphant wings. In the 
thrill of achievement, sleep now 
seemed unimportant. Over Ireland, 
over neat, pretty England, across the 
channel in the peaceful twilight — 
it was like following the evening 
chimes homeward. When dusk deep- 
ened to dark, the London-Paris air- 
way beacons pointed steady fingers 
to journey's end. 

JL ARIS! There all at once was 
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, of St. 
Louis, Mo., circling the Eiffel Tower. 
3,610 miles and iP/i hours out of 
New York. Spiraling down to Le 
Bourget, he marveled at the density 
of French Saturday-evening traffic, 
the incredible mass ol people around 
the field, with every face turned up. 
As the Spirit of St. Louis rolled 
along the turf the crowds surged 
toward it, a hundred thousand voices 

lifting a deafening roar. Lindbergh 
cut the switch lest the propeller kill 
somebody. Parts of the ship began 
to crack from human pressure. He 
edged open the door, yelled desper- 
ately for mechanics, but his voice 
was lost in the tumult. He was torn 
from the cockpit, passed from hand 
to hand, upside down, right side up. 
It was half an hour before his feet 
touched the ground. Then French 
pilots rushed him to safety. 

Cables clicked to every corner of 
the world. Throughout America, ra- 
dio and movie programs were inter- 
rupted. The boys in the Ryan plant 
yelled themselves hoarse. The stately 
New Yorl{ Times, beside itself, 
crowned six solid pages of text with 
the most exuberant headline in its 

In the mad months that followed, 
it was no ordinary young man who 
kept his head level, who walked with 
kings and crowds, his genuine mod- 
esty untouched. He had an instinct 
for translating decent thoughts into 
simple, unaffected words— as in the 
first speech of his life in which he 
offered the people of France his 
sympathy for the loss of Nungesser 
and Coli, their heroes who had at- 
tempted, he explained, a far more 
perilous feat than his own. 

By the time he sailed home, on a 
cruiser sent by the President of the 
United States, movie and advertising 
offers alone had topped $2,500,000. 
He refused everything except the 
Orteig prize and a few hard-earned 
technical and writing awards stem- 
ming from his achievement. His 
flight had been made to advance 
aviation. That it did. Timorous prej- 
udice against flying crumbled, and 
passenger service expanded. Airmail 
rose 300 percent that year. 

At a time in our history when it 
was sorely needed — a time of boot- 
legging, crime, and scandal — Lind- 
bergh brought back something big- 
ger than fame. In the words of 
Charles Evans Hughes, he repre- 
sented "all that we wish — a young 
American at his best." In the years 
that followed. Lindbergh was to 
know happiness and tragedy, to have 
good counsel and poor, to be right 
and to be wrong. But nothing ever 
marred the perfection of his greatest 
hour, when he stood forward with 
an integrity and dignity that merited 
the unstinted gratitude of his country. 


Together /May 1962 

Sentimental portraits aside, a write* 

ivho also is a mother asks us to consider 



ELL, SHE'S a screamer 
sometimes. She nags, and she can't 
stand clothes on the floor or rings in 
the bathtub. A mother is a bossy sort 
of creature. She is full of too many 
"Don'ts!" and "Stop thats." Often 
she finds herself shouting "Stop 
that!" before anything happens. 

She's not much for loud noises, 
though she is suspicious of silence. 
Just let a silence slip into her house, 
and you will find a mother tiptoeing 
down the hallway to see what her 
children are up to. Usually they are 
up to a MESS which, in reality, may 
be a gift they are making her for 
Mother's Day . . . out of scraps of 
cloth and beads and lots of glue — 
arid love. And after she is all through 
yelling over the MESS and they 
have explained the really of it, she 
slips back down the hallway with 
contrite tears in her eyes. 

A mother is a worrier. She worries 
about Little Boy's curiosity when 
it comes to hunting for adventure. 
She worries over Big Sister when she 
goes out on a date with a new boy 
who claims to be a safe driver and 

then peels away from the curb. She 
worries over streets that must be 
crossed and dreams that may be 
shattered and a thousand other 
things. Too often, the burden of 
worry is evident on her face and in 
her voice. 

A mother can be so very irritable. 
She hollers over lots of nothings, 
and sometimes she spanks when she 
shouldn't. A mother is a forgettery 
person. She forgets how it felt to 
be eight and all filled up with the 
wigglies of growing. She forgets that 
things must be learned . . . that her 
little ones are not born knowing 
how to chew with their mouths shut 
or to close doors quietly. She forgets 
that to a five-year-old bedtime means 
the relinquishing of a day and all the 
fun it held. 

A mother is given to longing 
sighs. She can often be heard groan- 
ing, "I can hardly wait until Janie 
starts school." Often it seems that 
the one thing she yearns for and 
may never possess is time. Time for 
a nap, or a cup of coffee, or that 
book she heard was so good, or to 

fix her nails. Sometimes she feels 
guilty because she yearns for these 
things. Once in a great while, all by 
herself, she cries because she thinks 
no one understands her or appreci- 
ates how hard she works. 

Besides all this, a mother is a 
dreamer. She dreams great dreams 
for her children, but she chooses to 
pray simply for health and love and 
freedom from fear. She is a hoper. 
She hopes that somehow the chil- 
dren will see past the irritability and 
the naggincss and the unfairness into 
her heart. 

In her heart, a mother would give 
much to be that mother of poems, 
the revered angel, all patient and 
fair, enduring and good. But being 
human and nothing more, she can- 
not be that hallowed, poetic perfec- 
tion any more than she can hold her 
heart in her hands for her children 
to see. She can only work at the 
hardest task given to woman and 
hope that her children, in the depths 
of their own wise, little hearts, will 
sense what is in her heart . . . what 
a mother really is. 

May 1962\Together 


Highland Park Methodist Church at Dallas . . . 

A BIG Church 

Can Be Friendly 


Associate Editor, TOGETHER 


.ES, WHERE but in Texas! 

With 8,778 members, Highland Park Church in Dallas 
is Methodism's largest. Its impressive complex of six 
Gothic-style buildings, on the corner of Southern Meth- 
odist University's campus at Hillcrest and Mockingbird 
Lane, is valued at some $5 million. The annual budget 
runs $749,500. Thirteen of the 44 staff members have 
ministerial status. Attendance at worship services and 
church school hits 4,000 a Sunday! 

lust how would I or you or any other stranger feel, 
walking in some Sunday morning? Who does the teach- 
ing and singing and visiting and other church chores, 
and why do they do it? Does being big hinder or help 
this church in giving a true Christian witness? 

Bristling with such questions, I took pencil and pad 
to Dallas. For almost a week, I bored in, as reporters 
on assignment do. And I got my answers. Maybe a 
near-9,000 member church would not be a good idea in 
cities elsewhere. I would not know. What I am sure of 

is that in Dallas, Highland Park fits. And I think I 
know why. It's because every activity, from the sermon 
on Sunday to the nurse visiting an underprivileged home, 
stresses that Christian essential: the worthwhileness of 
every individual person. It's the stamp that John Wesley 
in England and Francis Asbury in America put on our 

"Sure we're big," Pastor W T illiam H. Dickinson, Jr., 
told me with a smile that makes it easy for parishioners 
to call this former Army chaplain "Bill." "We got that 
way when Marshall T. Steel, now president of Hendrix 
College up in Arkansas, was minister. We try to stay 
big. But to be frank, we just don't think much about 
being big except as it means we have an enormous but 
glorious responsibility to be a vital Christian factor in the 
lives of many people." 

Suppose you are a newcomer from Keokuk or Kenne- 
bunkport moving to "Big D" — that's Dallas, Texas, talk. 
You have your choice of 58 Methodist churches, three 
of them with more than 5,000 members. But one bright 
Texas Sabbath morning, let's say, you and your family 
select Highland Park. What will you see? 

Come at 9:30 or 11 o'clock; first thing you'll notice is 
activity. Crowds are going to church school and worship 
services at both hours. Even mention that you're a new- 
comer, and your children will be whisked off by friendly 
folks to the registration center near the church-school 
wing entrance. Sure, when you come to think about it 
afterwards, you realize that underneath it all is efficient 
organization — but there's no mistaking the warmth and 

Entering the high-ceilinged Gothic sanctuary, you are 
met by ushers who skillfully fill the 1,500-pew space. 
Latecomers can watch the eleven o'clock service by 
closed circuit TV in beautiful Cox Memorial Chapel 
across the courtyard. Does the lady ahead of you wear 
mink? Perhaps. But many coats are less elegant. 

If you're accustomed to an altar-centered sanctuary. 

Pastor William II. Dickinson. Jr.. a onetime Army 
chaplain, is "Bill" to many of Highland Park's 3,500 
families, scattered throughout Dallas County. 

Together /May 1962 


Til: Church ai a Glance 

Beginnings: The Highl.ind Methodist Church 
started in 1917 — "a handful in a rented building." 
Membership: Methodism's large I congregation — 
8,778 members in 3,500 families. 
Staff: Total of -14 with 13 ministerial department 
heads, one for each 675 members. 
Budget: Total for 1961-62 — $749,500, includes 
equal amounts for local operating expenses ($300,- 
695) and benevolences ($299,805), and $149,- 
000 for capital outlay, food services, and camp. 
Value of buildings and land: $5,055,310 including 
church and Lake Sharon Assembly. 
Organizations: Woman's Society of Christian Service, 
1,046 members (largest in Methodism) ; Methodist 
Men, 555 members; church-school enrollment, 
4,582. More than 600 volunteers serve as church- 
school teachers and supervisors, choir members, 
ushers, and tellers each Sunday. 

ii ii 


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Pictured outside the church — 212 oj the >'// 
official board members. Typically cordial, 
they came early to their evening meeting 
/list to pose for TOGETHER'* photographer. 








Among 44 staff members: Coo\s, secretaries, 

an accountant, a hostess, a record clei\, and a visiting 

nurse. Thirteen persons have ministerial status. 

Benefiting from others' experience, new teachers 

observe a church-school class through one-way 

glass. Microphones in the classroom pic\ up sound. 

you may be surprised that pulpit-centered worship here 
is preferred. Dr. Dickinson likes it. He thinks it con- 
sistent with Highland Park's accent on personal rela- 
tionship between pastor and people. Likewise, he does 
not wear a robe because he feels it would tend to set 
him apart from his flock. 

As the worship begins, you may hear as the prelude a 
familiar hymn beautifully rung by one of the handbell 
choirs. The order of worship will include the Korean 
Creed (Number 3 in the Hymnal), two anthems by 
the adult choir (one of nine under Dr. Federal Lee 
Whittlesey's direction), and a sermon. Characteristically 
Dr. Dickinson's stress on personal religion is laced with 
references to local issues. He speaks directly — "just as 
though he were talking only to me," as one fellow visitor 
confided to me. 

No wonder, I thought as I left my pew, 432 new mem- 
bers were taken in here last year — 282 by transfer, 150 on 
profession of faith. Newcomers here are made to feel 
they're wanted, even needed. 

"Getting a crowd is not our problem," Pastor Dickin- 
son told me as we sat in his study Monday morning. 
"It's breaking crowds down into small groups where 
individuals can play a personal part in group activities. 
We don't consider a new person completely oriented 
until he is in at least one small group." 

As many as 60 different groups, not counting Sundav- 
morning classes, may meet during a single week. The 
140,000 square feet of floor space includes some 60 class- 
rooms, a score of offices and administrative centers, and 
two choir-rehearsal halls. Also there are a well-stocked 
library, two crib rooms, and educational-activity facilities 
more extensive than are to be found in many a college 
student-union building. 

The effort to make small groups paramount is apparent 
even in the church architecture. Except for the sanctuary, 


Together /May 1962 

no room anywhere in the plant — even the Great Hall 
dining room — accommodates more than 350 persons. 
The same is true ot facilities at the new (since 1959) 
Like Sharon Assembly, 30 miles northwest ol the city. 
Given to Highland Park by members Mr. and Mrs. 
L. R. Strickland as a memorial to their son. Michael, the 
camp now has An administrative center and dining hall, 
prayer chapel, a 30 bed dormitory, and superintendent's 

It is through a varied program tor youngsters that 
Highland Park makes its strongest appeal to newcomers, 
Registration ol children in the church school often leads 
to church membership. It your children have attended, 
a team ot lav visitors or personable young Kenneth 
Dickson, minister ot evangelism, will he ringing your 
doorbell. No high-pressure tactics are used. It you prefer 
another church, you'll he urged to join it. 

Once sou become a Highland Park member, you are 
not "saved" — then forgotten. You'll he exposed to an 
amazing range ot activities that invite you to express 
your Christian zeal. It makes no difference whether you 
are a teener or a golden-ager, a singer or a shut-in. Your 
first fine Hush of spiritual enthusiasm is not lost in card 
Ides or choked in red tape. As Pastor Dickinson custom- 
arily tells newcomers, "ll you want to get lost in a 
church, this is the best one in town to come to. Hut if 
you want to get into an active relationship, it's still the 
best hecause we have so many handles to get hold of." 

"We just don't believe inefficiency is more religious 
than efficiency," is the way R. Bryan Brawncr, church 
executive director, puts it. A former school superin- 
tendent, he carries over some classroom methods with 
an amiable touch that makes him friend to all. 

'"Our only big problem is to personalize our big 
church," he told me — adding with a twinkle, "and 
here Together helps. Through the All Family Plan, 

Executive Director R. B. Brawncr (left) and Stanley 

Patterson, building consultant, ta\e note of 

progress on the new classroom building which adds 

44,895 square feet of space to the plant. 

On alternate Sundays, the 9:30 a.m. service 
is televised by a Dallas station. For overflow sanctuary 
crowds at eleven o'clock, a closed-circuit TV 
system carries the worship to Cox Memorial Chapel. 


Highland Park sends Together into every home 
represented by its 3,500 families. This is a S9,100 budget 
item — but the investment brings untold dividends in 
the form of better-informed parishioners who have a 
feeling of belonging. The magazine is a personal re- 
minder to each that our church cares." 

Highland Park draws heavily from Southern Meth- 
odist University, both faculty and students, but otherwise 
it's a typical cross section of a typical Texas town. 
Though a few wealthy people are on the rolls, many 
members are below the medium income. "There's less 
inbuilt snobbishness in this church than any I know," 
one member told me. Maybe that's typically Texas talk; 
maybe it's just a way of saying Methodism here is real. 

I like to think Charles Ball summed it up pretty well. 
He's a north Texas farm boy who now is a field editor 
of Farm Journal. Seven years ago he and his family 
joined the church. "We're not extroverts," Mr. Ball told 
me, "but they put you to work here and you get in- 
volved in things and feel you're a part of it." 

Chosen to head the official board's commission on 
nominations last year, he said with undisguised amaze- 
ment, "When you think of the influential people that 
are members here, you're impressed with the democratic 
way they do things." 

Highland Park does have many prominent members 
— C. A. Tatum, head of Dallas Power and Light 
Company; Eugene McElvaney, senior vice-president of 
the First National Bank; James H. Stewart, executive 
director of the mammoth Texas State Fair; and Felix R. 
McKnight, vice-president and executive editor of the 
Dallas Times-Herald, to name only four. But the essential 
democracy is there. Two rules help perpetuate it: (1) no 
member is permitted to give more than 1 percent of the 
annual operating and benevolent budget (they are en- 
couraged, however, to give additionally to other special 
projects), and (2) a rotation system limits the number of 
years an individual may serve in important leadership 
posts. Thus, at any one time, some 2,100 persons have an 

Sponsored by Highland 

Var\ for 22 years, 

Miss Georgia Lee Hates. 

of Dallas Visiting Nurses 

. Issoeiation, serves 

a nursing ministry to 

families in squalor-ridden 

West Dallas. Salary 

and expenses are a $9,000 

item in the budget. 

Both youth and adult groups make year-round use 

of La\e Sharon Assembly 30 miles from the church. Here 

Blue Birds become Camp Fire Girls in "fly-up" ritual. 

The Rer. Fail Harvey's congregation received 

typical Highland Park, "id: $7,500 for land, $5,000 for 

building, and the minister's first-year salary. 

Together /May 1962 

Family unit plan: Mrs. Edward Rose {foreground), a steward, is the church's channel to 10 neighborhood families. 

assigned responsibility. That's one person out of every 
one and a half locally resident families. 

When so many people take church membership seri- 
ously, it's reflected in other ways, too — as in the church 
budget, for example. For every dollar raised to support 
the church's own local program, another is given to 
help others — in Dallas, elsewhere in Texas, and around 
the world, in Africa, Asia, Latin America. 

Most obvious fruits of Highland Park's outreach are 
seen in the Dallas area. While working energetically to 
expand facilities for its own burgeoning membership, 
Highland Park has helped liberally to establish 19 other 
Methodist congregations — some only a few miles away. 
For some daughter churches it has provided salaries and 

housing funds for their ministers, usually paying the full 
amount the first year, two thirds the second, and one 
third the third. 

What is the measure of a church's greatness? Numbers 
of people involved? Dollars spent? Hours taken up in 
programs and activities? None of these alone, or even 
all together, tells the full story of congregational achieve- 
ment. They are, on the other hand, good indicators of 
a people's devotion and personal dedication. 

As R. Bryan Brawner explained it: "Bigness is neither 
good nor bad in itself. It's what you do with it. I'm not 
proud of this church because it's big. I'm proud of it 
because of the things it has done — and it has visions 
of doing even bigger things. I'm confident it will!" 

May 1962\Together 


Through a Child's Eyes... 


Pastor Emeritus, Chicago Temple 


EARS AGO, when our three daughters were small, 
my wife and I often spent vacation time on trips to 
places of historic importance. Our purpose, of course, 
was to bring to life for our children the stirring events 
which have shaped our nation's growth. 

It was a marvelously clear, warm morning when we 
drove out from Washington, D.C., to Arlington Nation- 
al Cemetery, the last resting place of so many American 
heroes. Only a few other visitors had arrived, and all of 
us were awed by the serene beauty of the hallowed spot. 
It seemed less a place of sorrow and death than of radi- 

Known But to God 


J_ STOOD ALONE among the flag-draped caskets in 
the dimly lit room. Through tiny, high-up windows 
floated the strains of an old hymn, played by a band. 
In my hand I held a bouquet of pink and white roses. 

"It was my task to lay the flowers on one of the 
caskets — thereby selecting the Unknown Soldier. But 
which was it to be? How was I to choose?" 

An obscure, middle-aged clerk of the Chicago post 
office was speaking. Stocky, with graying hair, he 
looked a little like a battle-scarred veteran of the Great 
War. Yet, as he gripped the arms of his chair, I knew 
the fire of his spirit had not died. 

"Tell me the story from the beginning," I asked. A 
jovial, friendly fellow he was in other ways, but reserved 
and reticent about his war experiences. He had met 
hundreds of people in his work, but only a few knew 
the fateful role he had been chosen to play on October 
24, 1921. 

The sun shone brightly that autumn day in Mayen, 
Germany, when the first in a dramatic chain of events 
took place. The American Army of Occupation had been 
there almost two years. It was a routine, not unpleasant 
life the doughboys lived, broken only now and then by 
assignments to special duty. Usually they were incidental, 
and the soldiers welcomed them. It seemed such an order 
on October 23 when Ed Younger was told: 

"Sergeant, report to your commanding officer!" 

Younger complied, saluted his superior, and waited. 

"Younger," the officer addressed him. "You are to go 

to Koblenz immediately. Five other soldiers from dif- 
ferent sectors of the occupied territory will meet you 
there. You will all then proceed to Chalons-sur-Marne, 
and there you will act as pallbearers to the Unknown 

There was little jesting among the six men as they 
traveled to the historic town by the Marne, and their 
silence and tension only increased as they neared the 
destination. After reporting, they underwent inspection 
and intense questioning about their war records. Then 
the major in charge spoke: 

"Tomorrow morning, General Rogers will select one 
of you to choose the body of the Unknown Soldier." 

A restless night followed for the six veterans. For 
years they had gone through the hell of battle. They 
had seen men blown to pieces and blood flowing in 
streams. They themselves had suffered critical wounds 
and knew firsthand the meaning of burning thirst and 
hideous pain. They had seen and endured almost every 
thing — but this was different, uncertain, portentous. How 
could any person choose an unknown soldier to be the 
Unknown Soldier — and be sure his choice was right " 

"I had the strange feeling that I might be the one 
assigned the task," Younger told me, "and I doubted I 
could go through with it." 

All six pallbearers apparently had the same foreboding. 
A feeling they could not describe, akin to pain, haunted 
them all during the waiting hours. Nervous and ill at 
ease, they were presented the following morning to Major 


Together /May 1962 

,uii life and immortality. A wondrous peace prevailed. 

As we walked along the broad path which leads to 
tlif Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, we stopped some 
little distance away to watch the sentry, pacing rhyth 
mically back and forth in unending vigil before 1 1 10 
shrine. For several minutes we stood in reverent silence. 
Then our oldest girl, Dorothy, pulled free ot my hand 
and went ahead, climbing the wide stone steps to the 
marble tomb itself. Soon she turned and hurried back 
to where we stood, her little face troubled. 

"Daddy," she said, "this isn't the grave of the Un- 
known Soldier." 

"Oh, yes, I'm sure it is, honey," I assured her. 

"Hut it doesn't say that," she insisted. Clutching 
my hand, she led me to the place where she had stood. 

She was right, of course. The hero who rests there is 
truly not "unknown." As the inscription on the tomb 
affirms, he is "known but to God." 


Wearing the same uniform he wore when he selected 
the Unknown Soldier in 1921, Sergeant Younger 
placed a bouquet at the tomb on Memorial Day, 7950. 

General Harry L. Rogers, in command of the selection. 
After a few moments of consultation, a staff officer 

"General Rogers has made the decision. Sergeant Ed- 
ward F. Younger will choose the Unknown Soldier." 

"At his words a cold paralysis seemed to sweep over 
me," Younger recalled. "We were dismissed for a few 
moments, and the other five, relieved at not being chosen, 
tried to break the somber mood. But their talk fell on 
deaf ears." 

Soon the detachment of men, accompanied by officers, 
a bugler, color bearers, and a company of French sol- 
diers, moved to the Chalons city hall. There a little 
chapel had been improvised, and in it rested four caskets 
containing the bodies of men brought from the American 
cemeteries of St. Mihiel, Somme, Meuse-Argonne, and 
Aisne-Marne. No identification marks of any sort had 
been found on any of the bodies. Only by tattered 
pieces of uniforms and bits of rusted equipment had 
they been identified as American dead. 

The selection party came to a halt before the entrance. 
The men stood at attention. An officer stepped forward, 
deposited a bouquet of pink and white roses in Younger's 
hands, and said: 

"Sergeant Younger, proceed alone to the chapel, select 
the Unknown Soldier, and place this bouquet on his 
casket. Take all the time you want." 

There was an exchange of salutes; the officer retired; 
and Younger moved slowly between lines of French 

soldiers to the door. He opened it and, almost fearfully, 
stepped inside. 

The brilliant October sunlight outside only made more 
depressing the semidarkness within. A few feeble rays 
sifted in through the tiny apertures high in the walls. 
The noise of the world was shut out. The silence was 

A chill swept over Younger as he stood alone in the 
room. Four caskets — four heroes — but only one empty 
tomb. Across the Atlantic, millions waited anxiously, 
even passionately. It all depended on him. Why didn't 
he act? 

For several minutes, Younger stared at the caskets, 
and then instinctively his eyes closed in prayer — begging 
for divine guidance to make the choice he felt he could 
not make alone. He looked at the walls and for the first 
time noticed clusters of small American and French 
flags. He noted that rose petals had been strewn about 
the floor. He heard now the faint sounds of a hymn 
from beyond the chapel walls. 

Then began perhaps the strangest march ever taken 
by an American soldier. As the sergeant told me: 

"I couldn't just stand there and gaze. I had to move. 
Slowly, I began to march around the caskets, my heart 
pounding. I stopped beside each coffin as the question 
beat on my brain: 'Is this the one?' 

"But no answer came. I dared not let a flower touch 
a casket because I felt that even if accidentally done, the 
choice forever would be sealed. No, I wanted to make a 

May 1962\Together 


getting along 


An elderly lady and my mother 
were walking down a slippery hos- 
pital corridor. Mother, aware that 
her friend was in danger of falling 
and that she was too independent to 
ask for help, said, "May I take your 
arm? I have a perfect horror of los- 
ing my footing on a waxed floor." 

"Of course," the old lady said, 
"I'll be happy to help you!" — not 
realizing that it was she who was 
receiving assistance. 

— Paul Schneider, Garrison, Tex. 

Inspired by their first visit to the 
Museum of Art for the Blind, mem- 
bers of the primary class of Com- 
munity Methodist Church School in 
Daytona Beach, Fla., decided to give 
a present to the blind children in 
their area. Their teacher, Mrs. A. W. 
James, explained that giving means 
more than simply asking parents for 
money for a gift; they should try to 
earn the money themselves. 

A week of household chores, run- 
ning errands, weeding gardens, and 
emptying waste baskets netted only 

"What can you do with $4.80?" 
the teacher asked Mrs. Mary Koontz, 
children's counselor for the Florida 
Council for the Blind. 

Mrs. Koontz suggested purchasing 
of American Bible Society recordings 
for the Talking-Book Library at 
Daytona Beach, or as personal gifts 
for individual children. The class 
agreed, but decided to make them 
individual gifts with personal notes 
to the recipients. 

Now, nine blind children cherish 
something from the Bible which is 
theirs personally — and the sighted 
children, in giving their small gifts 
out of love, have grown in knowl- 
edge and understanding. 

EVELYN C. VinINQ, Daytona Beach, Fla. 

Little tales jor this column must 
be true — stories which somehow 
lightened a heart. Together pays $5 
jor each one printed. No contribu- 
tions can be returned; please don't 
enclose postage. — Eds. 


definite decision and to have the firm 
conviction I had chosen aright. 

"Three times I made that 'death 
march' around the room; three times 
I felt nothing. I hesitated to start 
again. It was terrifying, exhausting. 
I knew the choice was mine alone to 
make, but I felt it had to come to me. 
I couldn't force it. 

"Almost numb, I drove myself to 
start the fourth round . . . but I 
never completed it. As I started past 
the casket second on my right, I felt 
myself drawn as by a powerful 
magnet. The pull grew stronger. I 
hesitated, then something like a light 
flashed across my mind. I knew for 
sure now. I had found him! 

"The fear and uncertainty faded 
away. With complete confidence that 
I had found the one whom God him- 
self had chosen for the honor, I 
reverently placed the sheaf of roses 
on the casket, stepped back, and 
saluted, remembering by that one act 
I had made one man the Unknown 
Soldier to be honored by all America! 

"Quickly I moved to the chapel 
door. As I swung it open, a French 
military band struck up the Dead 
March from Saul. Yet, the music did 
not awe or depress me. I felt a strange 
exhilaration as I saluted my superior 
and reported my order had been 
carried out." 

Sergeant Younger 's individual duty 
was done, but the squad's task was 
not. The six veterans were still to 
escort the Unknown Soldier on the 
first leg of his solemn, triumphant 
journey home — first to Paris, then 
to Le Havre where the casket was 
placed aboard the famous warship 
Olympia, flagship of Admiral 
Dewey's fleet in the battle of Manila 
Bay. A last salute, a final look at the 
flag-draped coffin, and Sergeant 
Younger had completed his assign- 

They would have liked to follow 
— to be in the background as the 
nation's great and humble paid final 
tribute to the Unknown Hero. They 
would have seen the throngs slowly 
passing by the catafalque in the 
rotunda of the Capitol in Washing- 
ton. They would have witnessed the 
committal to the tomb in the presence 
of President Warren G. Harding, 
former Presidents William Howard 
Taft and Woodrow Wilson, and 
General ot the Armies John J. 
Pershing, commander of American 

Expeditionary Forces in Europe dur- 
ing World War I. But their orders 
took them back to their stations. 

Sergeant Younger finished out his 
enlistment and returned to the 
United States in February, 1922. He 
married and settled in Chicago. 
Modestly, he kept his strange experi- 
ence to himself. It was six years 
before either his wife or his fellow 
employees knew about it. 

His identity came to public light 
only when a newspaper reporter con- 
ceived the idea of having the original 
chooser of the Unknown Soldier 
participate in Memorial Day rites at 
the tomb in 1930. Younger was 
located and consented to take part. 
He made the trip to Washington, 
again saluted the hero of his choice, 
and placed a pink-and-white rose 
bouquet on his tomb. 

But that was not the final rendez- 
vous of Sergeant Younger with the 
Unknown Soldier. Wounds of war 
slowly but steadily closed in on him. 
They may not have caused, but cer- 
tainly contributed to his death at the 
age of 43 on August 6, 1942, in a vet- 
erans hospital near Chicago. Thou- 
sands turned out to pay their respects. 
Then Younger's own casket, with 
another bouquet of white and pink 
roses and a guard of honor, was 
taken to Arlington National Ceme- 
tery. On August 12, he was laid to 
rest high on the wooded slopes 
overlooking the Potomac, within 
sight of the Unknown Soldier's tomb. 

Multitudes yearly make the pil- 
grimage to Arlington to stand 
reverently before the Unknown 
Soldier's tomb. Some deposit a 
wreath in his honor. Now and then, 
one will take the trail that leads to 
Sergeant Younger's grave — there to 
drop a flower in memorv of the man 
who gave to America the one who 
lies beneath this simple epitaph: 






Together /May 1962 

I r sually } anonymous letters 

are unpleasant. But these came from 

A Secret Admirer 

B\ w \ni: i . smith 

\ ' 


J.OI \ I got holes in your 
head." Jean's schoolmates taunted. 
"And, my, what big eyes you have, 

(can, my sister, was about 10 at 
the time. At six she had undergone 
a double mastoid operation which 
left her head pocked by two large 
cavities, one behind each car. And a 
serious visual defect forced her to 
wear thick glasses, which made her 
eyes appear gigantic. 

For months the cruel teasing 
continued. Heartbroken and self- 
conscious of her inability to play 
boisterously with other children, Jean 
sank into long periods of melancholy. 
Her school work suffered. Jean 
wanted to fail so the girls who were 
tormenting her would pass her by 
and she would be placed with 
another group. She failed, all right — 
but found the new group just as bad. 

Life for my sister was almost un- 
endurable until the day she received 
a mysterious letter. 

"Dear Jean," it read, "I am an old 
man. I am not rich — nor poor. I 
have admired you for a long time 
and in a few weeks you will receive 
a package. It will be a gift for you. 
Every few months vou may expect 
another. You have given an old man 
great joy, just to hear what a wonder- 
fully brave girl you are." 

It was signed, "A secret admirer." 

Every three of four months, for 
nearly five years, a package arrived. 
Spring, summer, winter, fall — toys 
and new dresses, always in the right 
size, always in season. Valentine's 
Day brought a huge candy heart. At 
Christmas there was always an extra 
gift with a card signed: "A secret 

My sister's spirits began to rise; 
someone thought more highly of her 

than she had ever dared to dream. 
Hut our mother was upset, at least 
at first. She tried to find out who was 
responsible, planning to return the 
goods and, if necessary, inform the 
police. However, alter several pack- 
ages arrived and nothing happened 
to Jean, Mother's tear subsided. 

All of us took guesses. Could it be 
the grocer." (Once he had given 
one of us a nickel.) Was it the man 
who always stopped to pat the baby's 
head? Was it the retired tailor, our 
neighbor who was so uncivil when 
our large family moved in that he 
built a fence between our lots — but 
later became a friend of each of us in 

Nobody seemed to fit. Certainly 
not Mr. Steel who lived next door, 
on the opposite side. 

John Steel made me think of a 
statue — a man of stone. I remember 
seeing him sitting on his porch in 
summer, staring and unmoving, the 
breeze blowing his gray curls against 
a giant face, like waves on a rocky 
shore. Mr. Steel was at least 75; a 
huge man, well over six feet three 
and weighing at least 220 pounds. 
His posture was as straight as the 
white cane he always carried. 

John Steel was paralyzed and total- 
ly blind. Because he also had a 
speech impediment and found deal- 
ing with the sighted difficult, he ap- 
peared belligerent and cut himself 
off from his neighbors. I never saw 
him speak or smile at anyone except 
Mrs. Steel, a frail little woman who 
was always there to care for his every 
need. Mr. Steel's was a world apart. 
In winter, I never saw him outside. 
But I often thought I could see him 
near the front window of his home, 
staring with unseeing eyes into space. 

Then came the day when he died. 




"Life . . . was almost unendurable until 
the day Jit received </ mysterious Utter." 

The last package arrived .i few days 
.ilier Ins funeral. It contained a single 

item. But lor the first time it was not 
right. It was a beautiful party dress, 
several sizes too large. 

Six months later, outside church 
one Sunday, my mother and I 
stopped to talk to Mrs. Steel. 

"How is your little girl 2 " she 
asked, smiling under the little white 
hat set squarely over wavy gray hair. 
"John was so interested in her." 

"You mean Jean?" A surprised 
look came over Mother's face. 

"Yes. I suppose it's all right to tell 
you now. I couldn't while John was 
alive because it would have taken 
away the one thing that interested 
him." Mrs. Steel paused. Then, "You 
know, Jean did so much for John 
by just being there for him to sur- 
prise. The day I mentioned the 
trouble your little girl had, John 
grabbed at the chance to be a part 
of it — to be in touch again. 

"After that, not a day passed but 
what he'd have me tell him how I'd 
seen her playing, maybe wearing the 
dress he'd sent. He'd ask about her 
-'Happy?' I'd say 'Yes,' and he'd 

"I noticed during the hist couple 
of years that he wanted me to buy 
the spring outfit earlier each year. I 
decided to get the last gift a little 
large so Jean would have something 
to remind her of John for another 
year or two." 

And so the mystery was cleared up. 

Today, Jean is a grown woman. 
Each time I see her I am reminded 
of this true story — and of the man of 
stone, whom I never really knew 
until six months after his death. It 
was John Steel who taught me that 
even in death we can project life and 
goodness into those who live after us. 

May 1962\Together 


Even at five, Bob Stuart wanted to 
be a musician. In this old snapshot, 
he's beating time on his first drum. 


OB STUART was only 
five when his parents took 
J. P. Sousa him to hear the famed 
march king, John Philip 
Sousa. Fascinated, the boy pleaded 
on the way home for a drum — and 
soon had one. Now, 38 years later, 
he is still playing drums — as a 
timpanist in the colorful United 
States Marine Band, which Sousa 
made famous. 

Being a member of the 164-year- 
old unit — proudly dubbed The Presi- 
dent's Own — is hard work. Daily 
rehearsals last three hours, and the 
band plays some 1,000 engagements 
a year — including a nine-week fall 
concert tour of the U.S. Many musi- 
cians play two or more instruments 
(they also perform in smaller units 
such as dance bands, string ensem- 
bles, and jazz combos). But there is 
glamour and excitement, too, in 
performing for distinguished Wash- 
ington visitors and at important state 
occasions. Their repertoire includes 
more than 10,000 numbers — and, like 
any Marines, they also possess tre- 
mendous pride in their outfit! 

In demand: M/Sgt. Bob Stuart 

and the Marine Band must be prepared 

to play concerts and dances, or to 

march in a full-dress parade. 

Drummers I! 

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Together /May 1962 


People Called Mclhodists / M MBER 13 in a SERIES 


Kathy (If ft) and Irene, 

'>oth accomplished musicians, 

often join in when Bob 

practices on the marimba. 

Irene plays the piano 

■I Kathy the chimes when the 

family group performs at 

schools and churches. 

Busman's holiday: Bob directs the Holland Bell Ringers at Mount Vernon Place 

Methodist Church each Sunday, and Kathy (foreground) regularly plays the piano for her 

church-school class. The Stuarts formerly had charge of the kindergarten. 

He Has Music Wherever He Goes... 

BOB STUART's working hours are 
filled with music — as are his family 
life and church activities. He met his 
wife, Irene, in 1946 at the stage door 
of New York's Radio City Music 
Hall, where he was performing with 
the orchestra. They quickly dis- 
covered a common interest in music. 
Irene was teaching piano and study- 
ing for her master's degree; Bob, a 
1940 graduate of Juilliard School of 
Music and World War II veteran 
(he was in the Seventh Army Band), 

was alternating between the Dallas 
Symphony in the winter and Radio 
City in the summer. Later he spent 
six years in the U.S. Air Force Band 
before joining the Marines in 1955. 
With Kathy, who at 10 already 
arranges numbers for the bell choir, 
the Stuarts are a "three-man" musical 
gang at Mount Vernon Place 
Church. Bob leads the bell choir, 
Irene and Kathy are in demand as 
pianists, and occasionally all three 
perform as a trio. 

A Marine bandsman's shoes, uniforms, 
and instruments must be spotless. Bob 
puts in hours cleaning and polishing 
equipment in his basement workshop. 

Kathy, 10, already has arranged music for 
Bob's bell choir, and hopes for a musical career. In 
her rare spare moments, she amuses herself with 
Bill, a parakeet, and Little Guy, a turtle. 

Kathy has diabetes and needs daily insulin shots 

and special foods, which she helps her mother prepare. 

Mrs. Stuart earns money for extras by giving piano lessons 

to 14 pupils in the family's District Heights, Md., home. 

If You 



1 NEVER DID anything worth 
doing by accident." 

This terse remark of Thomas Edi- 
son's is especially significant in an 
age which makes increasing demands 
upon our time, but finds us making 
our biggest plans about the smallest 
things. Too often we seem to be 
planning parties instead of life, wed- 
dings instead of marriages, houses 
instead of homes. 

A friend said to me recently, "If 
I planned the rest of my life the way 
I do my vacations, I guess I'd be a 

He might be, too, because life is 
pretty much like taking a trip. If 
it is to be a success, we should select 
in advance a destination, a route, and 
a timetable. 

Edison — educated largely by his 
mother — became one of the greatest 
inventors in history through genius 
and hard work. He knew early in 
life where he wanted to go, and 
much of his work was devoted to 
finding the way. When compli- 
mented on his success, he would re- 
ply: "Genius is one per cent inspira- 
tion and 99 per cent perspiration." 
He would add that careful planning 
is necessary to unlock the secrets of 
a universe where only a supreme 
plan makes life possible at all. 

We cannot all be Edisons, of 
course, but we can lead rewarding 
lives if we select worthwhile goals 

and plan how we can attain them. 

John R. Mott, a great Methodist 
layman and evangelist, strived to be 
neither a great inventor nor a mil- 
lionaire. But he believed so deeply 
in personal planning that he made 
his life a "study of priorities." He be- 
came general secretary of the Inter- 
national YMCA and in 1946 shared 
the Nobel Peace Prize. 

"A man should plan his years and 
his days," Mott said. "One should 
occasionally spend a day or a half 
day solely in planning ahead. In this 
way, we avoid a meaningless tangle 
of tasks and achieve a steady purpose. 
Apart from this, we all drift. Our 
conquest of time is through design, 
through choice, through a plan." 

Perhaps you will protest that 
modern life permits no time for plan- 
ning. An ambitious young commuter 
I know was concerned about the two 
hours he wasted each day on the 
train and began to think about how 
he could utilize that time. He de- 
cided to start studying and became 
so interested in law that he enrolled 
in night school and eventually passed 
the bar exam. He is now a partner in 
a prominent legal firm. 

Another commuter, George M. 
Cohan, jested that he wrote the last 
act of each of his shows on the New 
York Central! 

Methodists, of all people, should 
be aware of the value of planning. 

They owe their name and the ex- 
istence of their church to it! 

John Wesley's earliest diary con- 
tains the schedule — including a time- 
table for each day of the week — 
which he drew up for himself in 
1722. Under his precise leadership, 
the young men in the Holy Club at 
Oxford University led lives of model 
regularity. The time they allotted 
daily for prayer, study, and visiting 
the sick and imprisoned was planned 
almost to the minute. 

Noting these methodical proce- 
dures, Oxford students began calling 
Wesley's group "Methodists." Com- 
menting once on his ability for plan- 
ning and organization, Wesley him- 
self said: "I know this is the 
peculiar talent which God has given 

Many people, both great and small, 
have found an awareness of a divine 
plan at work in their own lives the 
source of inspiration and power. Edi- 
son, Wesley, Michelangelo, Luther — 
all felt that they were but executing 
the plan of God. 

Planning can help you implement 
God's will and achieve your own 
worthwhile goals. Do you want to 
write a book, buy a home, have more 
time for your church and family, or 
become a better salesman? Start plan- 

Remember, not to plan is to plan 
not to. But you can if you plan! 

May 1 962 \ Together 


A Together in the l"Pm 





JL OU LL be happier if you don't 
watch." My husband was grinning as 
he pushed me gently out of the 

"But," I protested, "don't you 
think Pam's a little young to be do- 
ing dishes? After all, she's only four 
years — " 

"I know," he interrupted as the 
door blocked my view of our young- 
est daughter stacking cups and plates 
precariously on the sink. "She's too 
young to do a good job — and you'll 
probably have to do them over, but 
she can't really hurt those plastic 
breakfast dishes, and she wants to do 
them now. If you wait until you 
think she's old enough, she'll be out 
of the notion." 

"Yes-s-s," I agreed, suddenly re- 
membering something else. "That's 
what I keep telling you about young 
Bill and the yard work." 

"That's different," Bill replied. 

"Why?" I asked. 

"I'm too tired to be patient with 
him when I get home from the office. 
When he does a job halfway, I get 
mad. Then he won't do it at all the 
next time." 

"What about weekends?" I re- 
minded him. "Surely you can work 
with him then." 

"All right! All right!" My husband 
raised his bands in mock surrender. 
"I promise to supervise young Bill 
and the yard work Saturday." 

Letting Pam do the breakfast 
dishes had one unexpected compensa- 
tion. It took her almost an hour; and 
without her as my constant little 
shadow, I was able to do the rest of 
the housework in about half the 
usual time. 

Glancing into Kim's room, I saw 
that my eieht-year-old's bed was 


really straight and smooth. I made a 
mental note to praise her for that. 
Then, looking at the floor, I realized 
I would have to tell her that hanging 
up clothes does not mean tossing 
them hopefully at the hook. 

I sighed, wondering if it reallv 
were worth the effort to teach chil- 
dren to do the chores around a house. 
It would be so much easier just to do 
everything myself and not have to 
keep after them all the time. At the 
rate I was going, I would get them 
trained just about the time they 
would get married. 

Then I remembered Sue, a friend 
of my younger sister. She and her 
brand-new husband had moved into 
a house just down the block from us. 

One Saturday morning I had 
found her at my kitchen door, blink- 
ing back tears of rage and frustration. 

"I always thought Jack's mother 
was simply wonderful," she burst 
out, "but now I'm so furious with her 
I don't know what to do!" 

Oh dear, I thought, mother-in-law 
trouble so soon. 

"What's she done that's so ter- 
rible?" I asked, knowing that I was 
going to be told whether I wanted to 
hear or not. 

"Done!" Sue cried, glaring at me 
as if I were Jack's mother. "Why, 
she's just spoiled him rotten, that's 
what she's done! 

"He's got drawers full of clean 
socks and things, and a closet lull 
ol clean shirts. But every morning 
when he gets up he asks me, 'Where 
are my clean clothes?' His mother 
always laid out all his clothes at 
night — socks to go with his suit. 
everything. She even laid out a tie 
for him to wear! Why my brothers 
were taking care ot their own clothes 

"I let him bake as long as he cleans 

up the hjtchen. He does beautifully. 

. Is for his bread, it's delicious!" 


Together /May 1962 



b) the time thej were 1" years old! 
"I [ere I am, woi king fiv< days .1 
week, jusi like he decs, but I'm sup 
posed t<> come home, cook .1 m< al, do 
the dislus, maybe iron, or mop the 
floor, while //<■ sits .mil reads the 
paper. He acts .is il it wen- unheard 
ol for .1 man to pin his hands in <hsh 
water. I think his mother made .1 
mess ol him." Her voice trailed off, 
and she started to cry in earnest. 

1 gave Sue some hot coffee, some 

sisterly advice, and sent her home 
iii a more cheerful frame ol mind. 
Returning to the laundry, I thought : 
At least, it I teach the kids to do 
their share of the housework, maybe 
I'll be a popular mother-in-law some- 

Soon after Pam's introduction to 
dishwashing, I had a committee 
meeting at our house. Between busi- 
ness and refreshments, Janet Young 
mentioned that her 15-year-old son, 
Bob, had developed a tremendous 
interest in baking after studying 
yeasts in science class. 

"You don't let him bake, do you?" 
one of the girls exclaimed, horrified 
at the thought of what a 15-year-old 
boy can do to a kitchen. 

"Of course," Janet said, "so long 
as he cleans up the kitchen after- 
wards. He does beautifully. As for 
his bread, it's delicious. He bakes 
every Saturday now." 

"And your girls get the meals on 
weekends," Celia Brown said won- 
deringly. "How do you do it? I have 
three teen-agers, and I can't get a 
lick of work out of any of them!" 

Janet stirred her coffee thought- 
fully. "I guess it started when I was 
about 13," she said. "I was always 
going into the kitchen and asking 
my mother if I could help get the 
meals. But she'd say, 'I'm in a hurry. 
It's t]uicker for me to do it myself 
than to show you how.' Or if she 
let me start making something, I'd 
get about halfway through and she 
would say, 'I'd better finish it, it's 
so much easier for me.' She didn't 
realize, of course, how much I really 
wanted to learn to cook. She was al- 
ways going to teach me — someday." 

Janet smiled, remembering: "Final- 
ly, I learned the hard way. Mother 
had to have an operation, and the 
doctor insisted on complete bed rest 
for six weeks. Well, I cooked. I was 
slow and clumsy, but I was eager, 
and Mother, when she couldn't get 

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out of bed, turned out to be a very 

good teacher. Anyway, that was how 
I knew, firsthand, that children can 
do a great many things that adults 
may not let them learn. 

"I have it easy now. The girls can 
even get a simple company dinner, 
and Bob does a lot of things besides 
bake. But when they were little it 
was no picnic. It took lots of time 
and patience to teach them the right 
way to do things — and to get them 
to finish what they started." 

"I suppose it's too late for mine," 
Celia said gloomily. 

"Probably not," Janet consoled her. 
"Start with things your youngsters 
would enjoy doing — and use praise 
in large closes. It does wonders." 

When Bill came home that after- 
noon, he found us all in the kitchen. 
Pam, singing to herself, was cutting 
out cookies. Young Bill was knead- 
ing bread crumbs and onion flakes 
into hamburger and happily rolling 
them into balls. Kim had to del.n 
her greeting until she had put a pan 
full of custard cups in the oven. 

"Hello, Daddy, I mixed the cus- 
tard myself," she announced proudly. 

Bill looked a little dazed. "What's 
going on?" he asked me. 

"Oh, nothing at all," I said airily, 
giving him a welcome-home kiss. 
"I'm simply operating on a new 
theory: children can do tomorrow- 
only what you teach them today." 


Capital punishment has become a red-hot 
issue, and more and more people are asking 


Does Society 
Have the Moral Right 

to Take Human Life? 


'Christianity demands that ive 
reject many biblical customs' 

contends Lester Kinsolving 

Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Providence, R.I. 

SOMEONE ONCE said: "In time of 
war, Christ is the first conscript." He 
also is one of the first to be drafted in 
the debate over capital punishment. 
Arguments for legalized homicide 
rely heavily upon the words of 
Christ, its most celebrated victim. 
The result is the most desperate dis- 
tortion since Kaiser Wilhelm sought 
to enlist God in World War I. 

From Wilberforce in England to 
Beecher in America, abolitionists 
had to contend with the Bible-bang- 
ing fundamentalism which justified 
slavery because "The Bible says . . . !" 
Today, those who oppose the death 
penalty for criminals are confronted 
with the same type of arguments. 

The Bible — particularly the Old 
Testament — seems to sanction many 
customs which the Holy Spirit has 
stimulated Christians to reject. We 
could concoct convincing scriptural 
testimony for polygamy, incest, and 
the persecution of witches. By the 
same token, citing biblical authority 
for capital punishment is no better 
than believing in a literal seven-day 
creation, a flat world, or a universe in 
which the sun revolves around the 

Any scriptural defense of the death 
penally is weakened by the fact that 

the Bible's first murderer, Cain, was 
not executed. The proof-texters 
ignore this — and the vast number of 
capital crimes under Mosaic law — 
with the same deft and fortunate 
modernism with which they overlook 
the Levitical dietary requirements. 

Objections to capital punishment 
on the grounds that we are enjoined 
to love our enemies frequently are 
brushed aside by those who say 
Jesus spoke to individuals, not to 
society acting as a whole. Their 
reasoning reminds me of the resolu- 
tion adopted by a regional church 
conference during World War II: 
"The obligation to love one's enemies 
is suspended in time of war." 

I also recall the claim some advo- 
cates make that Jesus did not save 
the dying thief from the cross because 
He approved of capital punishment! 
This resembles too much the conten- 
tion that Christ was a false Messiah 
because he did not himself come 
down. It also sidesteps the fact that 
he repudiated the thief's observation 
— "We are receiving the due reward 
of our deeds" — with the promise of 

The fact that Christ forgave un- 
repentant Roman soldiers — and. we 
may presume, unrepentant Pilate, 

Caiaphas, Judas, and Peter, too — 
provides us an unforgettable example. 
His forgiveness was bestowed with- 
out any qualification that his enemies 
must first repent! 

Even if we insist upon qualifying 
our forgiveness, prison records simply 
do not support the suggestion that 
the death sentence more than very 
rarely elicits last-minute repentance 
and conversion. However, it is well 
to remember that a similar idea moti- 
vated the most zealous perpetrators 
of terror during the Inquisition. 

Even incarceration of criminals 
can be justified only if its goal is 
rehabilitation of the individual and 
protection of society. Still, the prison 
sentence represents the kind of judg- 
ment — limited, tentative judgment — 
which men have the right to make. 
It makes allowances for fallibility 
and the rectification of mistakes. 

Far too little has been said about 
the possibility of human error in 
administering capital punishment. In 
California, it is a capital crime to 
bear perjured testimony resulting in 
the execution of the innocent. Thus, 
the state officially condemns the 
execution of the innocent — but makes 
it possible by continuing to operate 
the gas chamber. 

Actually, the law provides only 
for perversity, not for fallibility. Wit- 
nesses can lie, but — more to the point 
— they may be mistaken. In view of 
this, I must side with the Marquis 
de Lafayette: "I shall ask for the 
abolition of the death penalty until 
1 have the infallibility of human 
judgment demonstrated to me." 


Together /May 1962 

J^apital punishment debates flared anew in 1957, 

'Graham was executed for dynamiting a plane 
in which 44 persons — including his mother— -died . 

Capital punishment's advocates 
often point to the support of }. Edgar 
Hoover, the respected director of 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 
Mr. Hoover's endorsement of the 
death penalty undoubtedly has been 
a serious blow to the cause of aboli- 
tion. His opinion carries such weight 
that people may not notice it has 
been repudiated by equally responsi- 
ble and more pertinent authorities. 

Psychiatrists, for example, are al- 
most unanimous in their opposition 
to legalized homicide. This is due to 
execution's elimination of any possi- 
bility of observation and rehabilita- 
tion, as well as to its traumatic and 
brutalizing effect upon society. And 
former Wardens Lewis Lawes of 
Sing Sing and Clinton Duffv oi San 
Quentin both have served as officers 
of the American League to Abolish 
Capital Punishment. 

The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports 
continually indicate a lower murder 
rate in the 8 states that have abolished 
the death penalty than in the 42 that 
still retain it. Yet Mr. Hoover asserts: 
"To abolish the death penalty would 
absolve other Rosenbergs and Gra- 
hams from fear of consequences." If 
fear did not deter the Rosenbergs 
and Grahams, why should it frighten 

their emulators? Finally, he compares 
capital punishment to a lighthouse: 
"We do not have proof of the number 
of ships it saves, but we do not tear 
the lighthouse down." True. But if 
shipwrecks continued unabated in 
the area, leading to the loss of inno- 
cent lives, how long would that light- 
house stand? 

It is interesting to note that most 
capital punishment advocates are 
eager to conceal details of executions 

from 1 1 it publi< , li the pui pos< i il 

the dr. nil pcnalt) is to il< '< i pot< 
i I num. lis, el< VM tltai J logi( tin I. ill s 

thai i \i i utions should be publi< i/< <1 
in detail, Pei haps the) < \cw should 
In ii li \ isnl, .is ,i professoi oi law ai 
the Univcrsit) ol Washington has 

Bui this might product along 
w nli mum abolil ion souk un 
loi inn. Hi- side i ffe< is. In 19th < entury 
England, pickpockets picked pockets 
.n the public hangings ol pick 
pocketsl New York police found thai 
electrocutions at Sing Sing usuall) 
.in followed by a wave ol homi< id< s. 

There is not, so far .is I can see, an) 
justification for the ceremonial 
slaughter ol some 50 nun in the 
United States each year. There is 
some reason for regarding it simply 
as murder. Murder, according to the 
dictionaries, is "unlawful killing with 
malice aforethought," and executions 
are unlawful in much of the rest of 
the world. And there certainly is 
something malicious about seeking to 
protect society by taking the life of 
a man already behind bars. 

Therefore, I rejoice that capita! 
punishment has been opposed by the 
Quakers and the Unitarians almost 
since their inception; by the Method- 
ists since 1940; and by American 
Baptists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, 
and individual Roman Catholic 
leaders in the past five years. There 
are in the world more demanding 
tasks than the abolition of the death 
penalty. There is, on the other hand, 
none that should be closer to the 
hearts of those who follow Christ. 


'The Bible states those who 
resist must incur judgment' 

declares Jacob J. Vellenga 

Pastor, Brunswick United Presbyterian Church, Gary, 


ONE OF THE most outspoken 
opponents of capital punishment is 
Trevor Thomas, author of a pam- 
phlet which has been distributed 
widely in our churches. The pam- 
phlet begins with a lurid description 
of an execution, thus conditioning the 
reader to abhor the death penalty. 

If this were a legitimate argument, 
I might begin by describing a wanton 
murder. Since murder always is more 



the argu- 
in mv 

horrible than 
ment would 

However, such tactics shed more 
heat than light on the subject, and 
only obscure the real issues. 

As I understand it, the question 
is: "Should capital punishment be 
abolished completely?" As a propo- 
nent of the death penalty, I certainly 
do not advocate its indiscriminate 

May 1962\Together 


use. It should be reserved for willful, 
premeditated killings — or those of a 
particularly cruel nature — and the 
mentally deficient should be excepted 
from it. 

Of course, it should not be 
considered if the murderer's guilt is 
clouded by even a shadow of doubt. 


N attempting to resolve the ques- 
tion at hand, our difficulty lies not in 
deciding whether to accept or reject 
the Bible's authority but in determin- 
ing what it says on the subject. We 
must discover continuity in the prin- 
ciples elucidated through Scripture. 
What did the early Church believe, 
and how did Christ modify or re- 
inforce these beliefs? 

The Old Testament definitely sup- 
ports the principle of capital punish- 
ment. Countless references can be 
cited : 

Genesis 9:4-6; Exodus 21:12-14; 
Leviticus 24:17; Numbers 35:30- 
34, and Deuteronomy 17:6-7 and 
19:4-6, 10-13. The New Testament is 
in harmony with the old. "Think not 
that I have come to abolish the law 
and the prophets; I have come not 
to abolish them but to fulfill them" 
(Matthew 5:17). 

Jesus urges his followers to live 
above the law, not contrary to it. His 
injunctions to love our enemies, turn 
the other cheek, and walk the second 
mile are not directed to government. 
They are meant for believers who 
are to establish a society where the 
penalty for crime will be inoperative, 
but not annulled. 

The Bible constantly urges support 
of law and order, and obedience to 
properly constituted authorities. In 
Romans 13:1-2, we read: 

"Let every person be subject to the 
governing authorities. For there is 
no authority except from God, and 
those that exist have been instituted 
by God. Therefore, he who resists 
the authorities resists what God has 
appointed, and those who resist will 
incur judgment." 

Thus, we are told that the law is 
God's instrument "to execute his 
wrath on the wrongdoer" (Romans 

The love exemplified in Christ is 
of one piece with justice and right- 
eousness, and it cannot be cut into 
pieces which will fit into small, 
humanistic concepts of mercy. Jesus 

must be the master of our thinking, 
not just a contributor. He came that 
we might have eternal life, not that 
we might escape responsibility and 
trial on earth. 

Some people object to capital 
punishment on the grounds that it 
cuts off the redemptive process. This 
view is possible only if we confuse 
redemption with rehabilitation for 
the here and now. But if redemption 
is repentance, the acceptance of 
Christ, and entering the kingdom of 
God, capital punishment has a salu- 
tary relationship to it. 

It is an axiom that man's ex- 
tremity is God's opportunity. The 
sentence of death is a softening, 
penetrating force which creates a 
climate favorable for saving souls. 
Judgment is a harsh taskmaster 
which drives us into the arms of 
Christ, whereas minimizing wrong 
encourages us to avoid facing our 

Forgiveness proceeds only from a 
strong sense of justice. Otherwise, 
it is only a don't-care attitude in 
disguise. The pseudoscientific efforts 
to dismiss all wickedness as neuroses 
— or as the fault of society — are mere- 
ly attempts to evade painful respon- 
sibilities. It is not love and mercy 
which excuse wanton killings but a 
denial of the existence of an objective 
moral order. 

The last resort of the abolitionist 
often is the Sixth Commandment, 
"Thou shalt not kill," by which he 
attempts to equate all killing with 
murder. This passage might better 
have been translated "Thou shalt do 
no murder" — as it was in the 1885 
English version. 


E must face life realistically. 
There is a God of love, mercy, and 
power, and there is a world of hate, 
suffering, and death. We can recon- 
cile the two only if our answer is 
above and beyond death. In this 
world, it is easier to believe that God 
would sanction the punishment of 
murder than to understand why he 
would permit murder in the first 

I shall deal briefly with the charges 
that capital punishment fails as a 
crime deterrent. Abolitionists fre- 
quently note that the murder rate 
is lower in the S states which do not 
have the death penalty than it is in 

the other 42. This proves nothing 
except that they use statistics reckless- 


Seven of the eight states which 
have abolished capital punishment 
border Canada. The other — Rhode 
Island — is well within the northern 
half of the country, where the homi- 
cide rate is uniformly lower than it 
is in the South. 

It avails nothing to say that 
Michigan — which imposes the death 
penalty only for treason — has a lower 
murder rate than Illinois, unless wc 
admit that it has a higher rate than 
more populous Ohio. I am not in- 
fluenced by the news that Maine's 
homicide rate is lower than the 
national average, when I know it is 
higher than Connecticut's and almost 
identical to that of Massachusetts. 


E can number capital punish- 
ment's failures, but not its successes. 
Yet if it has prevented one robber 
from carrying a gun, or caused one 
kidnapper to release his victim un- 
harmed, it makes sense. 

The contention that the tide of 
public and legislative opinion is run- 
ning against the death penalty simply 
is not borne out by the facts. Only 
one state — Delaware, in 1958 — recent- 
ly has abolished capital punishment, 
and it since has reinstated it by a 
healthy majority. Fewer states had 
capital-punishment laws in 1917 than 
at any time since. 

The argument that only the poor 
are ever executed — while the rich 
escape — is not an argument against 
the law, but against lax enforcement. 
It would make as much sense to 
abolish laws which are not obeyed as 
to revoke those which simply are not 

The church should not have to 
spend its energies in the negative 
task of combatting capital punish- 
ment. Our enemies are evil and 
crime, not established principles of 

Instead, we should embark upon 
a positive program of evangelism and 
education to create a climate where 
murder not only would be regarded 
as a horrible crime but would be 

This is a task large enough to 
occupy all our talents and ingenuity. 
It is the only crime-prevention pro- 
gram worthy of the Church. 


Together /May 1962 

Shechem, a city once holy to both jew and Samaritan, lies beneath this mound in the hills of Palestine. 


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N HIS WAY from Jerusalem to Galilee, 
Jesus stopped midway at a crossroads between 
two sacred mountains where the ruins of a 
great city named Shechem remained. It was 
there that he talked to a Samaritan woman at 
Jacob's Well (John 4:4-6) and stayed on two 
days to teach. As one familiar with Old Testa- 
ment writings, in which Shechem is men- 
tioned at least 60 times, he must have felt the 
influence of the old city — a place sacred to 
the patriarchs of old, covenant center of 
Israel's 12-tribe confederacy, and first capital 
of the Northern Kingdom (Israel) when the 
land of David and Solomon divided. 

Today, the Shechem of old lies buried be- 
neath a barren mound of earth in northwest 
Jordan, an Arab country. This summer, the 
fourth time in seven years, archaeologists with 
a major U. S. expedition will be there, peeling 
back earth and rubble marking nearly 60 
centuries of time. For Shechem is perhaps the 
most promising of all excavations in Palestine 
for the light it can shed on Israel's history. 

Digging down, biblical archaeologists 

are only a jew feet away from a jar of silver 

coins buried in Shechem 2,100 years ago. 

May 1962\Together 


Millennia have passed since the patriarchs came to Shechem, but models in camels do not change. 

NJjAere cMbrakam, ^acob, and ^o^epk ^uwelled . . . 

C^HE OLD TESTAMENT chronicle of 
Shechem is studded with great names from 
the 12 tribes that became God's chosen people. 
Abraham, whom the Lord called to lead his 
clan out of Mesopotamia, made his first stop 
in Palestine at Shechem — perhaps about 1950 
b.c. — and there built an altar to the Lord 
(Genesis 12:1-7). J ac °b, later called Israel, also 
led his tribe there and erected an altar (Gene- 
sis 33:18-20). His son Joseph, who around 
1700 b.c. became a leader of Egypt and was 
joined there by his father and his 11 brothers, 
asked that his body be returned to the land 
of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Genesis 
50:24-25). His traditional tomb (Joshua 24:32) 
is near Shechem. 

The tomb: "The bones of Joseph ...were 
buried at Shechem, in the portion of ground 
which Jacob bought..." (Joshua 24:32.) 


Together /May 1962 

At Shechem, too, Joshua gathered the tribes 
after the return from Egypt (ahout 1225 b.c.) 
to reunite them under a renewed covenant 
with God. Hut about 1)22 b.c, when Solomon's 
son Rehohoam visited Shechem — the covenant 
center — to be crowned, 10 tribes rebelled and, 
under Jeroboam I, rebuilt the city as first capi- 
tal of the Northern Kingdom (Israel). Reho- 
boam returned to Jerusalem to rule the two 
tribes of the Southern Kingdom (Judah) . She- 
chem later was overshadowed by other north- 
ern cities — notably Samaria, seven miles 
northwest, which became capital about 875 b.c. 

When modern archaeologists began the 
search for Shechem, the Bible provided im- 
portant clues. It indicated the city was a cross- 
roads in hilly central Palestine between two 
mountains. (In Hebrew, Shechem means 
"shoulder.") The present site in the Hills of 
Ephraim is partly in the hamlet of Balatah, 
traditional site of Joseph's tomb (tended by 
Moslems) and of Jacob's Well. 

From ruins of a dozen Shechems that rose 
and fell, archaeologists can describe with con- 
siderable detail the city and life within it as 
far back as 1800 b.c. With evidence yet to be 
uncovered and analyzed, they hope to throw 
more light on Shechem's first settlement about 
4000 b.c Some 20 centuries of that period 
predate any detailed description in the Bible! 

Jacob's Well: Today it is the site of a Gree\ Orthodox church 

and a shrine visited by many tourists. To the Israelites it meant water, 

rare in this arid land, and called for songs of thanksgiving. 

Down at ground level beside Jacob's Well: Tourists drin\ the 

cool, clear water that flows in from all directions on the roc\ bottom 

yo feet below. The well is stone-lined and shaped life a bottle. 


Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well: 
A fresco discovered recently in the catacombs 
of Rome, it probably dates bac\ to AD. 400. 

3fere at ^acob'4 c [D^ll 
^e«»u4 lauded to ^eat 

\L^HE SCENE in the pass between Mount 
Gerizim and Mount Ebal has changed little 
since the woman at Jacob's Well pointed to 
Gerizim and said to Jesus, "Our fathers wor- 
shiped on this mountain" (John 4:20). Today 
it remains holy to the 200 impoverished Sa- 
maritans who survive in nearby Nablus. 
Pathetically, their tradition no longer retains 
memory of the Shechem that was home and 
holy city of their ancestors. Far more numer- 
ous then, they were scorned by Jews because 
of their mixed ancestry and religion. Hence, 
when Jesus was asked to define "neighbor" 
he told perhaps his best-known parable — that 
of the good Samaritan [see page 44]. 

Due to its antiquity and its significance in 
the religious traditions of Israel, Shechem 
long has tantalized biblical scholars. The 
present site was located about 1900 and first 
explored by German teams between 1913 and 
1934. Today's expeditions are American, jointly 
sponsored by Methodist-related Drew Uni- 
versity, Madison, N. J., and McCormick 
Theological Seminary (Presbyterian), Chi- 
cago, 111. The director is famed Bible scholar 
G. Ernest Wright of Harvard. Their head- 
quarters is in Balatah, a sleepy village (popu- 
lation 750) partly covering the mound. It 
lacks modern conveniences, but the towns- 
folk are proud as hosts to the largest Ameri- 
can Holy Land expedition in 30 years. 

A modern artist's interpretation 

of Christ at the well is this by Dean Corn well, 

well\nown magazine and bool{ illustrator. 


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A Jordan policeman stops three tourists for a routine 
chec\ on the Jerusalem-Shechem road— better guarded 
now than in the time Jew and Samaritan traveled there. 

<33y ^helr 3£e(y fountain, 
cA Jew <Samaritan4 ^Qemain 


UT OF THE tomb of time, Shechem is yielding 
many treasures for biblical archaeologists. Their digging 
on the io-acre mound — the area within the old city's 
walls — is virtually spoonful by spoonful, for even the 
smallest shard of pottery, an old coin, or a layer of earth 
can tell much about life long ago. In this way they have 
uncovered a massive 33-foot high wall dating to about 
1600 B.C., a remarkable temple-fortress of about the same 
era to Baal-berit, a Canaanite lord of the covenant, and a 
palace complex from an even earlier period. 

Hidden under sun-baked soil are records of war, con- 
quest, death, and reborn hope in pre-Christian ages. 
Where excavators find fallen brick walls, flat roofing 
crashed to the floor, dozens of storage jars toppled and 
smashed, they read the story of Assyrian destruction at 
Shechem about 724 b.c. Others, too, conquered the city — 
among them the Egyptians and the Greeks. 

Shechem survived as a Samaritan city until about 
107 b.c, when it was demolished by Jews commanded by 
John Hyrcanus, a Maccabean king in Jerusalem. Then 
winds, erosion, and shifting soil did their work until it 
became only a high mound blocking the pass. Balatah 
grew up nearby and became a suburb of the larger, more 
modern city of Nablus, where most remaining Samari- 
tans live. For centuries, Shechem was forgotten. 

Nablus, a modern city and home for the 200 

surviving Samaritans, has no need for the massive walls 

that once rose nearby around ancient Shechem. 



Jordanian women winnow wheat in the west wind that often blows with 
galeli\e force between Mounts Gerizim and Ebal. The vale of Shechem, about 
5 miles wide by 10 long, is relatively well-watered and fertile. 

He's a priest of 
the Samaritans, who 
claim to be sons 
of the 10 tribes 
and to have the 
orthodox religion 
of Moses. The 
true sanctuary of 
God, they believe, 
is not Zion but 
Mount Gerizim, 
which overlooks 
Shechem Plain. 


The Good Samaritan. The artist was Domenico Fetti, an Italian painter of religious subjects who died in 1624. 

jiut a ^Samaritan . . . had companion.' (Luke10:33) 

^XJHY DO MEN of faith dig into the Bible's past? 
One of the excavators, Dr. Edward F. Campbell, Jr., of 
McCormick Seminary, says, "Exploration at Shechem 
serves to check our historical data from written sources, 
helps to date some Old Testament events, and fills in our 
knowledge of the way men lived before the time of 
Christl' Another scholar who has spent time at the 
Shechem diggings is Dr. Bernhard W. Anderson, dean 

of Drew Theological School. He stresses that the pur- 
pose of Holy Land excavations is not to prove or dis- 
prove the Bible. "In many instances" he explains, "ar- 
chaeology has shown the accuracy of the biblical record. 
While it cannot demonstrate the truth of the confession 
that God revealed himself to the people of Israel, it can 
help us understand the conditions and human settings 
within which 'the living God' made himself known!" 


Together /May 1962 

Wl' Believe number 9 in a series 

Wesley's Doctrine 
of Christian 

/m ( I II l)E II. THourso\ 

Professor of Systematic Theology, Candler School of Theology 
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 

Dr. 'Thompson's doc total thesis 
teas on the subject he examines 
here. .1 camping enthusiast and 
coin collector, he has studied 
at Oxford and also in Scotland. 

1 HE PRINCIPAL of an Oxford College inquired 
concerning my research in theology. When he learned 
that it involved the Methodist doctrine of Christian per- 
fection, he replied, with a Calvinistic twinkle in his eye: 
"I don't believe in the perfection of anybody, especially 
the Methodists." 

This particular emphasis of John Wesley upon holiness 
has, for one reason or another, largely been allowed to 
go by default through neglect, or it has been surrendered 
to the sects. It has been estimated that various of the 
evangelical denominations, with a combined member- 
ship of more than 10 million persons, owe their origin 
and their definitive doctrine of holiness to the Wesley 
heritage. One doctoral dissertation at the University of 
Chicago goes so far as to report that these so-called 
"second-blessing holiness" groups are far more Wesleyan 
than modern Methodism. What then are some of the 
facts which will help us understand the Methodist doc- 
trine of Christian perfection? 

Historical Sketch 

1. As early as 1725, John Wesley was impressed with 
the idea of "purity of intention" as describing the prin- 
ciple of Christian morality. Among other sources he 
learned of this from Bishop Jeremy Taylor of the Church 
of England; from Thomas a Kempis, the Roman Cath- 
olic mystic; and from William Law, another clergyman 
of the Church of England. Actually, therefore, the origi- 
nal inspiration came to Wesley directly from within the 
main Christian heritage (not from ecstatic nonconform- 
ist sects nor from outside the Christian community). 

2. From 1733, five years prior to his Aldersgate ex- 
perience, when he preached the famous sermon on The 
Circumcision of the Heart at the church of St. Mary 
the Virgin in Oxford, until his death, 58 years later, John 
Wesley vigorously maintained that "a mind and spirit 
renewed after the image of Him that created it" must 

be the standard for the Christian believer. Wesley re- 
garded this sermon as one statement for his doctrine. 

3. Wesley consistently defined the idea of Christian 
perfection in terms of "perfect love." Basing himself on 
1 John 4:17, he urged that the result will be that "every 
evil temper is destroyed; and every thought, and word, 
and work springs from, and is conducted to the end by, 
the pure love of God and our neighbor." We may ven- 
ture the opinion that much misunderstanding and con- 
troversy would have been avoided had he restricted his 
statement to this scriptural term "perfect love" and 
avoided the phrase "Christian perfection," which came 
to be associated with the doctrine. 

4. The notion of "perfect love" did indeed provoke 
hostility among the clergy, largely because it led to 
extravagant claims of sinless perfection by some of Wes- 
ley's followers. It also at times occasioned dissension 
within the societies themselves. It should be noted, how- 
ever, that Wesley, while persistently urging his people 
to "go on to perfection," at the same time earnestly 
sought to correct these abuses (even though at times it 
meant turning some of the offenders out of the socie- 

5. Competent Methodist theologians throughout the 
19th century have repeatedly reaffirmed this idea of 
Christian holiness. 

6. Controversy later arose regarding the doctrine, es- 
pecially in America, because of the frequently extreme 
and belligerent character of its advocates, as well as the 
unholy lives of some who professed the experience. 
It is an unfortunate fact that often the greatest liability 
has not been the doctrine, but the contentious spirit of 
tin isc who are identified with the "holiness movement." 

7. Beginning in 1927, when H. W. Perkins published 
his volume The Doctrine of Christian or Evangelical 
Perfection , there has been a renewed theological inter- 
est in the doctrine. R. Newton Flew's study, The Idea 

May 1962\Together 


of Perfection in Christian Theology (1934), provides 
a history of the idea of sanctity from the early church 
to the 19th century. In the air-raid shelter beneath the 
Westminster Central Hall, London, the late W. E. Sang- 
ster reinterpreted our Wesleyan heritage in The Path to 
Perfection (1943). William R. Cannon, in a comprehen- 
sive study, covered the entire range of Wesleyan theology 
in The Theology of John Wesley (1946). Harald Lind- 
strom, a young Swedish scholar, has further published 
what is, perhaps, the most thorough analysis of the 
theology of Christian perfection yet produced, Wesley 
and Sanctification (1946). More recently, J. L. Peters has 
traced the history of American interpretations in Chris- 
tian Perfection and American Methodism (1956). 

The theology of sanctity has been presented devotion- 
ally by the witness and writings of E. Stanley Jones. As 
early as 1930, when he published The Christ of Every 
Road, as well as in Abundant Living (1942), The Way 
to Power and Poise (1949), and Conversion (1959), he 
has interpreted Christian perfection as the conversion of 
the subconscious. He says: "The area of the work of 
the Holy Spirit is largely, if not entirely, in the subcon- 
scious. He who made the subconscious has made plans 
for its redemption, its conversion, its sanctification." 
{Conversion, page 230.) 

The Theology of Sanctity 

The doctrine of Christian sanctification rests upon the 
biblical witness and the Christian view of man. Wesley 
was persuaded that the idea of sanctification was solidly 
rooted in the Bible, though his understanding of Scrip- 
ture needs to be re-examined and reinterpreted in the 
light of current biblical theology. Bishop Stephen Neill, 
while rejecting what he calls "the perfectionist error" of 
Wesley's interpretation, still can say: "When every pos- 
sible exegetical deduction has been made, this exacting, 
perfectionist strain does remain in the pages of the New 
Testament." {Christian Holiness, page 26.) 

The special relevance of this idea is seen in the Chris- 
tian estimate of man. Sin is not merely doing wrong 
things; it is being a wrong sort of person. The doctrine 
of original sin is required for the facts of life, though 
it may have to be reunderstood and restated. Current 
studies in psychology, sociology, and history, as well as 
the portrait of man revealed in literature and philosophy, 
combine to restate in modern terms the deep perversity 
of human life. (We are not merely creatures who per- 
form sinful deeds; we are fallen creatures who are 
twisted at the center of our personalities.) A student, at- 
tempting to express this duality within the self, wrote 
on a term paper, "Man has a d-u-e-1 nature." Result: 
Spelling, zero; theology, correct. 

The Methodist view, so warmly urged by Sangster, 
has been: "God can do more than forgive sin." This is 
not alone peculiar to Methodism; for every church rec- 
ognizes the need for the sanctifying process following 
conversion or baptism or confirmation. The difference 
lies in interpretations of what that "more than forgive 
sin" is, which God can do. Methodists teach that the 
redemptive power of grace can do much more than leave 
a person a victim of his corrupt nature — simultaneously 
forgiven but mostly sinful, in the condition described by 
modern theologians as simul Justus ct peccator (at the 

same time righteous and a sinner). Neither is this hope 
of triumphant life postponed to some vague, elusive fu- 
ture existence, toward which we struggle unsuccessfully 
all our days. 

Wesley bequeathed to Methodism the idea that the 
gift of Christian perfection is both an event and a de- 
velopment, both an offer of an immediate experience and 
an ever-growing sanctification of the whole of life. Both 
process and crisis have a place in our doctrine. As it was 
with Wesley, so it is with us. We teach that the grace of 
God is at work in the life of the converted sinner to re- 
fashion his life entirely into the likeness of Christ. As a 
study book in British Methodism reports: 

"John Wesley taught that the goal of the Christian 
life on this earth is perfect love. He believed that it could 
be reached by all and that the well-being of the Church 
of God depended upon its quest." {The Message and 
Mission of Methodism, page 22.) 

The Situation Today 

The idea of sanctity has fallen into bad company. As 
a result many Methodists have, understandably, become 
suspicious of it and have equated it with fanaticism. 
The answer to this is not rejection, but reinterpretation 
in the light of modern knowledge and need. For exam- 
ple, the idea has been included in the Articles of Religion 
adopted in 1939 at the unification of American Method- 
ism. The article reads: 

"Sanctification is that renewal of our fallen nature bv 
the Holy Ghost, received through faith in Jesus Christ, 
whose blood of atonement cleanseth from all sin; where- 
by we are not only delivered from the guilt of sin, but 
are washed from its pollution, saved from its power, 
and are enabled, through grace, to love God with all 
our hearts and to walk in his holv commandments blame- 
less." {Discipline, 1960, Par. 86.) 

Furthermore, each candidate for ministerial member- 
ship in a Methodist annual conference is confronted 
with the questions: "Are you going on to perfection?" 
"Do you expect to be made perfect in love in this lifer" 
One of our bishops, receiving a class of young men into 
the ministry, placed the emphasis precisely where it 
should be when he said: "Young brethren, nothing less 
than this is worthy of the purpose of the man who 
stands in the Methodist pulpit." 

Many theologians have referred to this as Methodism's 
most distinctive contribution to the theology of the 
church. Bishops and other leaders have repeatedly called 
the church up to this noble ideal. Bishop Gerald Ken- 
nedy's words may be cited as an example: "We believe 
in Christian perfection. This may be as near a unique 
doctrine as we possess. We have always been at some 
pains to explain that the doctrine does not imply spiritual 
arrogance or sinlessness. Wesley meant that a man max 
be perfect in his love and blameless in his motives. It is 
an insistence that we have no right to strive for any- 
thing less than perfection, which is precisely what our 
Lord commanded us." 

Places of Danger 

Possibly the tour greatest failures of Methodism in 
relation to the doctrine are: 
1. We have not seriously endeavored to implement 


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Activities of Candler School of Theology center in the Theology Building (foreground) 
d Bishops Hall, located on Emory University's 500 acre campus in the Druid Hills 

<cction just cast of Atlanta, Ga. Established in 1914, the school has 475 students. 

the doctrine by disciplines designed to produce sanctity 
in everyday living. 

2. Our performance has not always matched our 
profession. Christian perfection does not claim to de- 
liver us from human infirmities, weaknesses inevitably 
associated with our fallen human existence. It is not 
exemption from ignorance, mistakes, infirmities, nor 
temptation. But it is designed to eliminate the "evil tem- 
pers" of the inner life, to use Wesley's term. Alas! 
How often our performance falls so short of this! 

3. The depth of human sin is often overlooked. The 
casual claim that the corrupt condition of the human 
soul can be completely cleansed of defilement and cor- 
rected to exhibit perfect holiness is often made too easily. 
The power of human self-deception is not always taken 
seriously, which hides from us the fact that we are the 
victims of pride, ambition, resentment, and "evil tem- 

4. We have normally not extended the idea of sancti- 
fication to the social concerns of our time. One of the 
saddest chapters in American Methodism has been the 
lack of social responsibility in the advocates of scriptural 
holiness. Indeed, along with evangelical fervor there has 
too often gone a neglect of, or even defense of, entrenched 
social evils such as economic injustice, social discrimina- 
tion, racial prejudice, denial of civil liberties and rights, 
and the evils rooted in an often selfish economic order. 

As early as 1879, it was called to our attention bv 
R. W. Dale, the eminent Congregational preacher of 
Birmingham, England, that the most serious defect in 
the current Methodist teaching regarding sanctification 
was a failure to apply it to social concerns. It is the serious 

aim of modern Methodists that this error be now cor- 
rected. A British Methodist principal said to me: "Our 
school has traditionally emphasized ardent evangelism 
and scriptural holiness. Now we have added another con- 
cern: social righteousness." What is urgently needed is 
something of the evangelistic dynamic which set the cir- 
cuit rider on his itinerary more than a century ago, but 
now to set our whole church to repentance for our leth- 
argy in the face of the social evils of our time. 


It is claimed that this doctrine has permanent value 
for the following reasons: 1. It confronts us with our 
true destiny under God, "to present every man perfect 
in Christ Jesus." 2. It claims that no limits can be set to 
the sovereign grace of God. 3. It is seen not as a human 
achievement but as a divine gift. 4. The quest for perfect 
love may co-exist with a sense of personal unworthiness. 
5. The search for sainthood is the secret of growth and 
stability of the Christian community. (The Message and 
Mission of Methodism, op. cit., page 24f.) 

Whatever Christian sainthood we may proclaim, there 
is none other possible in this life than perfection in love. 
To decide, a priori, that this is impossible, is to cut the 
nerve of moral endeavor and acquiesce in an ethic lower 
than that of the New Testament. To claim more is to 
be unrealistic in lacing the depth of human ruin. To 
proclaim less is to surrender to a pessimism, not born 
of the Gospel, nor of Wesleyan theology. 

The distinctively Methodist call to sanctity is long 
overdue. But it must be a call which is confident that "He 
who calls you, also will do it." 

May 1962\Together 


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MAY 6 

Do not be conformed to this 
world but be transformed by 
the reneuxif o/ your mind, that 
you may prove what is the will 
of God, what is good and ac- 
ceptable and perfect. — Romans 

„ARRY HAD never seen the 
Grand Canyon — not for lack 
of opportunity, for he had passed 
close by a dozen times. Being un- 
der compulsion to travel from one 
source of alcohol to another, he 
had never found it possible to 
turn aside to view this majestic 
wonder of creation. Conformity to 
the world had narrowed and en- 
slaved his spirit. 

Then an amazing new world 
opened before him when his life 
was committed to God. Body, 
mind, and spirit were renewed. 
Glorious new dimensions of being 
were indicated when Harry wrote 
to share the joy of a renewed 

"I am happy for the first time I 
can remember, and have peace of 

Conformity is the subtle force 
through which human spirits are 
enslaved. From all sides we are ad- 
vertised, huckstered, and hidden- 
persuaded to buy and to be a 
person who lives for possessions, 
pleasures, and profits. Too late we 
discover that life was not made 
for bread alone, or split-level 
homes, or new model autos; that 
better living does not arrive 

through beer or bank accounts. 

Yet, how escape conformity? As 
Harry discovered, Paul points the 
way: by the renewing of mind in 
the will of God. Life that centers 
on the will of God conforms to 
God, even as the life that centers 
on the world conforms to it. 

The life that thinks the thought 
of God, feels the love of God, 
shares the concern of God, does 
the work of God, lives in the com- 
panionship of God — such is a life 
that is in the world yet free from 
it, free to live the will of God, 
demonstrating the good, accept- 
able, and perfect. 

grayer: O God, capture us by thy 
love; claim us for thy purpose; 
and live through us thy life. Amen. 

MAY 13 

Yet if one suffers as a Chris- 
tian, let him not be ashamed, 
but under that name let him 
glorify God. — 1 Peter 4:16 

f-C* church-school session, held 
in the South End Methodist parish, 
Boston, Mass., the theme was 
Growing to Know Jesus. The dis- 
cussion of the day dealt with a 
person's concern and relationship 
to another person. 

The idea of turning the other 
cheek was being discussed, and 
the children tended to discard the 
concept as being rather naive. 

One boy said quite affirmatively. 
"My mother said that if anyone 
ever bothered me, just to let him 
have it, and no one would want 
to tangle with me." 

Today we are often tempted to 
accept the world as it is. If our 
world says fight, we fight. If the 
situation says lie, we lie. If events 
desire us to accept without ques- 
tion, we accept without question. 
To do anything less in these situa- 
tions would make us look strange 
in the eyes of the world. We 
might run the risk of becoming 

The world does not equal Chris- 
tianity. We should not try to 
change Christian principles to be 
equal to the ways of the world. 
We should, as Christian men and 
women, stand up and demonstrate 
what we believe. We should not 
be intimidated by pressures of un- 
popularity or discomfort. We 
should not conform; instead, we 
should wish to transform. The 
knowledge that we are being 
loyal to what we believe should 
give us the necessary strength, 
courage, and understanding to en- 

^Jrmjcr: Father, we pray that we 
might be loyal to the teachings of 
our Saviour, Jesus Christ. When 
we are tempted to abide by what 
is fake and untrue, we would ask 
for the strength to bear witness 
to our belief. Amen. 



Lawrence, Katis. 

Roxbury, Mass. 




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MAY 20 

For I know whom 1 have be- 
lieved and I am sure that he 
is able to guard until that Day 
what has been entrusted to me. 
—2 Timothy 1:12 

( iC RIC FELT at ease as he sat 
^U- in the office of his banker, a 
friend for years. Eric had just 
completed a physical checkup. 
The report was good. But slight 
questions had started some wheels 

So he had studied his moderate 
holdings and was now working 
out with his banker-friend a plan 
whereby these holdings would be 
placed in trust with the bank. 
This was to be sure his children 
could go to college. He had con- 
fidence that what he trusted to 
the bank would be safely kept un- 
til the day his children would 
have college needs. His treasures 
were secure. What a sound and 
happy feeling! 

Does any phrase more accurate- 
ly type us for the past few decades 
than search for security? Yet, how 
insecure many of us feel. Our 
search for security will always be 
futile when our purpose is to keep 
rather than to commit, to be most 
concerned about our material 
treasures, and when our ultimate 
trust is in any might or power 
other than the Spirit of God. 

Much that we hold to be good 
is threatened from many sides. So 
it has ever been. It is sad to see a 

person lose his life's savings when 
what he has trusted has failed. 
It is the failure of life itself 
when the imperishable treasures 
of the soul are lost. Unless God 
keeps them for us, we shall surely 
lose them. Happy is the man, now 
and eternally, who places his ulti- 
mate treasures in the hands of 

ijJrjiiirr: Thou Giver of all good 
gifts, take my life and let it be 
sure and dedicated unto Thee. 


MAY 27 

Test everything: hold fast 
what is good. — 1 Thessalonians 


'M FROM Missouri" is no 
f>y longer the battle cry of a 
show-me generation. Having been 
sold an attractive bill of goods by 
modern advertising and public re- 
lations, the more tempered state- 
ment seems to be: "He's from Mis- 
souri, and it's all right for him, so 
it's good enough for me." 

Unfortunately, this seems to be 
the spirit exhibited by too much of 
modern Christianity — that is, a 
hand-me-down type of faith. Not 
only is this foreign to our Prot- 
estant witness, but to Paul, who 
gave the advice, embodied in our 
text, to the Thessalonian Chris- 
tians. J. B. Phillips translates this 
provocative passage in a little 

more selective way: "By all 
means use your judgment, and 

hold on to whatever is really 

It is true that the wise writer 
of Proverbs said, "Remove not 
the ancient landmarks, which thy 
fathers have set." Nevertheless, 
both the good old days and the 
old-time religion have gained their 
coveted position only by serving 
the needs of that particular gener- 
ation or so of the past. 

Therefore, just as we must test 
the spirits of new discovery and 
progress, we must reinterpret 
many of the ancient landmarks of 
our faith for a new generation. 
But new or old, we cannot ignore 
them, or the people involved 

George Bernard Shaw, in The 
Devil's Disciple, put it this way: 
"The worst sin towards our fellow 
creatures is not to hate them, but 
to be indifferent to them: that's 
the essence of inhumanity." 

Halford E. Luccock often put 
it in a slightly different way: "We 
have seen the passing of a well- 
known personality — the innocent 
bystander ... he no longer exists!" 

We must seek the mind of 
Christ as we judge not only be- 
tween good and evil but between 
the good and the best in all life. 

grayer: Father, give us the mind, 
spirit, and love of Christ as we 
judge each new day. Amen. 


<<^^ fc 


Columbia, Mo. 


Mound svillc, W.Va. 



Methodist Photographers 

Show Their Best 


'NE OF THK biggest .utr. k i ions 
last summer at the Seventh Quad- 
rennial Conference oi the Methodist 
Student Movement was an inter- 
national photograph) exhibition on 
Man's Search for Meaning. 

Seeking visual insight on today's 
crises, the organization for college 
students had invited amateur photog- 
raphers to explore "the chaos and 
despair of our dav. as experienced 
from birth to death" by means of 
photographs "depicting the tensions, 
threats of destruction, confusion or 
absence of purposes," as well as those 
showing "aspects of hope, expres- 
sions of renewal, and experiences of 
creativity ... in an age ol anxiety." 

From nearly 300 submissions, the 
three judges — well-known experts in 
the field — chose the three pictures 
here as top black and white winners. 

New Yorker Chris MacJ(e\> 
won first prize for her portrayal 
of a sidewal^ impresario. 

The pathos in a boy's face 
was captured by the cam- 
era of Robert D. Gale. 
The Dallas, Tex., jewelry 
dealer won second prize. 

A sensitive study of 
Latin American upheaval 
won third-place honors for 
the Rev. William Holt, 
of Atlanta, Ga. 


' l THE HVMNAL '' 



Cartoon by Charles M. Sihulz 

Teens Together 


where I won't see him. I would life to 
go but hate to leave her. What should 
I do?—K.L. 

/B Probably it would be best to ac- 
-A.BL cept your mother's suggestion. 
You will need an education. Possibly 
one reason for your step-father's drink- 
ing is his feeling toward you. He might 
improve if you were away. Have your 
mother get in touch with Alcoholics 
Anonymous. They assist people who 
have alcoholics in the family. Check 
your telephone book for the number. 

■ ■ Six months ago I stole a fish- 
^^ ing reel. The store owner saw 
me and called a cop. Xow everyone in 
town feiows I'm a thief. My girl's folfe 
won't let her go out with me. They 
say I'm no good. How can I restore 
my reputation? Was I born to be bad? 

m m Six months ago we moved from 
^^ a small town to a large city. 
Kids in the city are not friendly. I'm 
very lonesome. How can I find friends 
here?— A. P. 

A First, resume your church ac- 
tivities. Go to church school, 
join MYF and volunteer for committee 
work. The church young people will be 
friendly. At school, look over the clubs. 
Join one which fits your special talents 
and interests and become active in it. 
Make friends with the adult sponsor, 
too. You need not be lonesome for 

£§ m 1 tafe honors courses at school. 
"£ / want to get A grades and have 
a lot of homework^. My trouble is not 
being able to study without interrup- 
tion. The TV drives me wild, my 
brother feeps interrupting me, and 
Mother asfe every 15 minutes how 
I'm doing. What can I do? — L.D. 

A I suggest a conference with your 
parents. They should see to it 
that you can study successfully at home. 
You need (1) a quiet room, to your- 
self; (2) complete freedom from inter- 
ruption, and (3) the co-operation of 
your family in keeping the TV, radio, 
or hi-fi down low. 

■ m I'm sore at my father. He says 

X? tnat » ! <!"V movies arc unfit for 

teen-agers. Other feds go to pictures life 

Psycho, or Spartacus. He won't let me. 
I'm a girl of IS. Isn't that old enough 
for grown-up movies? — D.M. 

The pictures you mentioned 
were made for mature people. I 
can understand your father's caution. 
He loves you and wants to protect you. 
There are many movies unsuitable for 
boys and girls of 13. Obey your dad, 
and try to be a good sport about it. 

I'm 15 and my girl friend is 14. 

Her folfe told us to be home 
from a party by 11, but it didn't brea\ 
up until 11:30. It was past midnight 
before I got her home. Her parents 
scolded us. Now she cannot have a date 
for a month and never can go out with 
me again. Do we have to obey her 
folfe?— B.I. 

/m Yes, you do. Both legally and 
:..;:,. morally, they arc responsible for 
her. Try to win back their trust by 
demonstrating that you can be a re- 
sponsible, reliable boy. Then they may 
relent. You should have excused your- 
selves from the party in time to meet 
their deadline. 

m ■ I'm a girl, IS. My father died 
^ when I teas little and a year 
ago my mother remarried. Mv step- 
father is an alcoholic. He dislifes me 
and insults my friends. Mv mother is 
aware of his faults but won't leave him. 
She wants me to go away to college 

A You were not born to be bad. 
The way to restore your reputa- 
tion is to be a good citizen from now 
on. Prove by your conduct that you're 
responsible and capable. Once people 
realize you're sincere, they'll give you 
the breaks. 

m m I'm 19 and in the Navy. At 
& home, I dated a girl, 15, and 
fell in love with her. She said she loved 
me. However, as soon as I left she 
started going out with other boys. I've 
written several letters, but she doesn't 
answer. She is breafeng my heart. What 
can I do?—W.N. 

I'm sorry for what happened. At 
../.J". . 1". you ma\ be read) to settle 
down and form a lifelong partnership, 
but at 1^. she is not. It is normal for 
her to shift her attention from boy to 
boy. Don't expect her to remain in love 
with you. Better look for another girl 
nearer your age. 

m m I'm a girl, IS. My brother, nine, 
^^ is the nastiest brother in the en- 
tire country. He teases me. I get so mad 
I stutter and can't breathe. My parents 
tell him to leave me alone. He'll be 
good for a few hours, then he'll be 
worse than ever. What can I do? — 

Many girls have the same diffi- 
.... v cultv. Cio first to your folks. 
With their help work out some reason- 
able rules of conduct tor your brother. 
Have your mother discuss the rules 


Together /May 1962 

with him and gel him to agree. Be sure 
you are fair to him. Then a^k youi 
folks to enforce the rules. Don'l ever 
try to punish him. Hold your temper, 
and keep away from him as much as 
possible. It won't be easy, 1 know. 

■ ■ My parents scold me about not 
£ eating properly. Usually I get up 
too late to eat breakfast. For lunch, I 
have a cola and ice cream. At dinner. 
I eat whatever my mother has prepared. 
I am not gaining weight. I don't feel 
energetic. I hare colds frequently. My 
fol^s say this is because I am under- 
nourished. Could they be right? — B.B. 

A They might well be right. An 
cent study revealed that about 

half of all American teen agers aren't 
getting a proper diet. Millions of them 
are undernourished and don't know it. 
Go to your family doctor. He'll help 
you understand. Starting tomorrow, eat 
a full breakfast and a good lunch. It 
may make a big difference. 

m m Is teaching a good occupation for 
ff a man? I'm 15 and want to be 
a teacher. However, my friends tease 
me. They say only sissies go in for 
teaching. Is that right? — L.M. 

A Most people believe teaching is 
an honorable occupation for men. 
I certainly do. Look at the men on the 
faculty of your school. They aren't 
sissies, are they? Talk with your school 
counselor about your plans. Don't let 
your friends discourage you. 

I was late one morning recently, 
and Mom let me drive our car 
to school. In the afternoon, I too\ a load 
of /{ids home. They started yelling and 
jumping around. I was feeling good, 
so I drove a little too fast and got a 
ticket for reckless driving. A reporter 
wrote an article about it. Now I can't 
have the car until next June! Do I 
deserve this? — J.Y. 

A Probably you do. Driving is an 

adult responsibility. You were 

not acting like a reliable adult. Next 
time be more careful. 

/ am falling behind in my school 
uor\, and cry over it. I'm a 
girl of 15. My mother died two years 
ago. Since then, I have had to do all 
the housewor^, coo\, wash the dishes, 
and do the laundry. There are five of 

Bishop \nll 
tnstcert Questions 



Your Church 


oiv is tin- church 'holy''? 

In the Bible, "holiness" means "set 
apart." So, the Church is holy when 
it becomes different from all other 
institutions, unique in its methods 
as in its mission. Karl Barth is hardly 
overstating the case when he says 
that "holiness means separation from 
all that is not the Church." 

Yet Clarence B. Randall was not 
accurate when he called the Church 

Should I fear death? 

It is natural to fear that which we 
do not know, or have not experi- 
enced; and nobody has come back 
from death to tell us about it. 

But, why is there any more reason 
to be fearful than to be hopeful? 
Actually, our Christian expectation, 
based on the Resurrection of Jesus 
and amply illustrated in the Bible 
and by Christian experience, sub- 

"holy because it stands serenely 
above all controversy." Such a 
church would be a sick church. And 
a proletarian church would be as 
sick as a bourgeois church. 

Clearly, such a church is not 
really set apart, but conformed to the 
world and its surroundings. It is not 
the Church for which Christ died 
(see Ephesians 5:25). 

stitutes hope for fear and joy for 
sorrow. For us, like one who went 
down on the Titanic, "This is the 
great adventure." 

Furthermore, our hope for the life 
to come gives meaning to the life 
that is here. 

As Albert Camus once observed, 
if man does not have "eternal life," 
his life is of "no value at all." 


hat is 'first-century" 1 Christianity? 

May 1962\Together 

Those who have lost confidence 
in the doctrines and disciplines of 
the church (or more probably, to- 
day's churches) are inclined to 
plead for what they call a return to 
first-century Christianity. By this 
they mean the historic teaching and 
living of those who had seen and 
known Jesus Christ at firsthand. 

(Sometimes this is called "simple" 
Christianity, but a reading of the 
New Testament — and especially the 
letters of Paul, whose experience 
was first-century, if not firsthand — 

indicates that it was lar from 
"simple." ) 

No return in I rank and tearless 
understanding will be fruitless, but 
what we do with 21st-century 
Christianity is far more important. 
Making "the living of these times" 
truly Christian is the God-given 
task of every man and woman. 

Bishop T. Otto Nail, episcopal leader of the 
Minnesota Arc:i of The Methodist Church 
brings a minister's insight and a journ: 
skills to your questions about the church. 


Little Lessons in Spiritual Efficiency No. 1 26 


&& ^ -0,c «.' 

The Hazards of 



Definite hazards confront 

any person who undertakes to main- 
tain broad-mindedness as practiced 
in wide areas today. 

There was a man in our com- 
munity, for example, who refused 
to help curb a particularly noisome 
evil, saying, "I believe in being 
broad-minded in all matters like 
these. I am not in favor of trying 
to legislate other people's morals." 
But when some rowdies damaged 
his store he exclaimed: "We ought 
to have a law dealing with cases 
like that." His broad-mindedness 
had suddenly evaporated. 

It happens so many times: broad- 
mindedness often is nothing more 
than a retreat from responsibility. 

In a certain American city an 
insidious attack was being made on 
religion by a pretender who was 
playing to popular prejudices at a 
tat fee per lecture. But certain 
churchmen whose help was being 
solicited in an effort to counteract 
his influence said: "Every man has 
a right to his own opinion. We be- 
lieve in free speech." 

When, a few months later, the is- 


sue was raised on another front, 
people came running to the clergy- 
men of the town demanding that 
they join in a campaign against 
"godless communism." Actually, 
those who had aroused their antag- 
onism were only protesting a very 
profitable system that was working 
a hardship on the city's poor. 

In many instances, broad-minded- 
ness is nothing better than fear of 
standing by an unpopular truth, a 
refusal to defend justice when it is 
the victim of the powerful. 

We all have known of men who 
were so broad-minded that they 
could not understand the honest 
man's convictions. Being without 
positive beliefs of their own, they 
found the stalwart believer a mystery. 

One does not need to be quarrel- 
some just because he is convinced: 
neither does he need to be dis- 
agreeable just because he differs. But 
it is possible to be intellectually lazy 
and spiritually apathetic, and to 
console ourselves by saying that we 
arc broad-minded. It is so much 
easier to pretend charity ol mind 
than to know the issues. 

us in the family. I'm tired all the time. 
What can I do?— M.S. 

yj^ Go to your father. Explain your 
j£"m. problem. You are overworked. 
The others in your family should do 
their share. With your father's help, 
prepare a weekly work schedule for 
them. Have them check off the jobs as 
they do them. Ask your father to hold 
them to it. When they begin helping, 
things will improve for you. 

M m I'm a girl of 14. My boy friend 
^^^ and I are in love. It does not 
seem wrong for us to pet, since we 
care so much for each other. However, 
it is hard to draw the line. My con- 
science tells me to stop, but my body 
tells me to go ahead. I want to do 
something which I {now would be a 
sin. Does this mean I am a bad sirl? 
-E.R. * 

fik It is wrong to pet, even though 
Am you care deeply for each other. 
However, your reaction to petting is 
normal. Your body is maturing rapidly. 
Your sex drives are very strong; emo- 
tional and physical responses come like 
lightning. Under the circumstances, 
you shouldn't pet at all. There'll be 
time for mature and complete love 
later, after you are grown and married. 

II I'm a girl, 17. I hare a nice 
fc £ figure and good sfyn, but my 
front teeth stic{ out. Boys call me 
"Rodent." I want to go to a dentist, 
and have braces. However, my parents 
cannot afford it. The wor\ would 
cost several hundred dollars. What can 
I do?—K.L. 

,^k Can you find a job? Ask the 
aTSl employment counselor at your 
school. When you are working regular- 
ly, go to your family dentist. Tell him 
how much you can pay. and ask him 
to consider doing the job on those 
terms. If he declines, ask him to sug- 
gest another dentist. Quite a number 
ol young people in their late teens 
pay tor their own orthodontia. 

For every teen problem. Dr. Barbour 
has a suggested solu- 
tion. Write him c/o 
Together. Box 423, 
Par/( Ridge, Illinois. 
Your name remains 
confidential when he 
answers in Together. 

Together /May 1962 



at New 

The blossoms of the "bell-heath" 

(Cassiopc Tetragona) are as lovely in 

the north of Greenland as flowers 

in our more southerly gardens, says 

Ernst Hofer in Arctic Riviera. 

U.S. COMMISSIONER of Narcotics 
Harry J. Anslinger has a bitter one- 
word designation for the men and 
women who control the international 
traffic in dope: "murderers!" He in- 
cludes the diplomats, society women, 
silk-shirted racketeers, killers, and the 
sidewalk vermin who serve as couriers 
and frontline vendors. 

With Will Oursler, he tells the full 
story of The Murderers (Farrar, 
Straus, and Cudahy, $4.95) in a hard- 
hitting book that reveals the United 
States as the prime target, or victim 
nation, of the international narcotics 

He names names, like Louis Lepke 
and Lucky Luciano. And he writes of 
others, not named, like the Hollywood 
star addicted to cocaine, the society 
doctor trapped by his own self-adminis- 
tered prescriptions, and the prominent 
politician whose addiction — if it had 
become public knowledge — would have 
caused a domestic scandal. 

Commissioner Anslinger does not 
believe in the so-called "clinic plan" 
whereby addicts would receive narcotics 
at government expense. In the U.S., he 
says, such a plan would "only confirm 
their addiction, make their habit more 
demanding, spread it to epidemic pro- 
portions, and increase the role the syndi- 
cate dealers can play by putting a 
government stamp of approval on dope 

The church could do more than it 
does, he adds. But he warns church 

people to be on their guard against 
syndicate attempts to win the sympathy 
of the clergy, and social workers. 

People who visit my office invariably 
leaf through a book on the Arctic 
Riviera (Rand McNally, $17.50). So 
I mention it, even though its price is 
steep for most home libraries. 

This magnificent picture book is the 
tale of a small group of men who 
became enchanted with the powerful 
beauty of the vast, unexplored regions 
of northeast Greenland. The huge area, 
glowing in the light of the midnight 
sun, hints of the world's past with its 
strange animals and extremes of climate. 
Author-photographer Ernst Hofer, a 
member of four separate expeditions 
led by Danish explorer Dr. Lauge Koch, 
brings it to us in dramatic photography 
and text that is almost poetic in quality. 

The book was printed in Switzerland 
by Kiimmerly & Frey. 

A church-school teacher who's trying 
to tell a class of lively eighth-graders 
about the development of the Protestant 
church tells me she has gotten valuable 
insights from Protestantism (George 
Braziller, $4) and the new revised and 
enlarged edition of The Heritage of 

the Reformation (Free Press of 
Glencoe, $6), by Wilhelm Pauck. 

Neither book is designed for young 
readers but each is helpful-background 
reading for the teacher or for other 

Protestantism, edited by J. Leslie 
Dunstan, uses key selections from the 
writing of Protestant leaders to clarify 
the meaning and commitments that 
form the mainstream of Protestant 
thought and life. It is one of a six- 
volume series on Great Religions of 
Modern Man. 

Wilhelm Pauck delves deep, explor- 
ing the teachings of Luther and Calvin, 
examining the spirit of Reformation 
ministry, discussing Roman Cathol it- 
reactions to the Reformation movement, 
and considering the problems of Prot- 
estant theology today. 

Dr. Pauck concludes that American 
Protestantism is less bound to tradition 
than European Protestantism, but that 
it has not yet learned to understand itself 
as a historical movement. I guess that 
could be said about any area of Ameri- 
can life. 

Freya Stark, who has written some 
of the most beautiful and sensitive travel 
literature ever to delight a reader, of- 

May 1962\Together 


fcrcd her skills to the British govern- 
ment during World War II. They were 
accepted promptly, and her gift with 
words became virtually a weapon of war 
in the Middle East. 

Dust in the Lion's Vaw (Harcourt, 
Brace, $6.75) is her personal record of 
those wartime years when she took the 
Allied message to the harems as well as 
to the men. It's an absorbing story. 

Several years ago I helped prepare a 
handbook on a collection of ancient 
Peruvian art. I will never forget the first 
time I held a thousand-year-old figurine 
in my hand. 

Just a piece of clay? No. My fingers 
told me it was more. The man it repre- 
sented had lived and labored, loved and 
died. Now here was his face looking 
at me, a strong Indian face, intelligent 
and sensitive. And the artist who had 
fashioned it had held it, finished, much 
as I was holding it then in a remote 
workroom of a great art museum. 

I've wondered many times since who 
really were the barbarians. The Incas 
of Peru, the Mayas of the Yucatan 
peninsula, the Aztecs of Mexico? Or 
the Spaniards who, at the point of gun 
and sword, brought the "blessings" of 
European civilization — to those they 
didn't slaughter? 

You'll find little to speak for the 
conquistadores in The Ancient Sun 
Kingdoms of the Americas (World, 
$12.50). This is a magnificent, liberally 
illustrated collection of previously pub- 
lished writing by Victor W. von 
Hagen, dean of American archaeologi- 
cal historians, on Aztec, Maya, and Inca 

If I were to buy one book on these 
three highly developed civilizations that 
flowered in America before Columbus, 
I think this would be the book. 

The terrible loneliness of man with- 
out God is the theme of My Own 
Back Yard (Doubleday, $3.95). 

Arthur Cavanaugh had a solid, 
substantial family background, a dutiful 
religious upbringing, and ability that 
allowed him to become a successful 
television playwright and magazine 
writer. Yet around the ghosts of youth- 
ful hurts and insecurities he composed 
his own tragedy and took flight from it 
in a fearful, stumbling way. 

Down to Greenwich Village, up to 
Broadway or Times Square — wherever 
there was noise and color to feed dreams 
or blot out the real and painful — he 
fled. Then reality would seep back, and 
the running would begin again. 

But this is a story of triumph, and 
of three people who reached into Mr. 
Cavanaugh's life, releasing him from 
his "population of one." There was 
Edward, the priest-cousin who even 
alter his death intruded the whisper of 
God into Arthur's reluctant ear. There 
was Jo, the girl whose love he was 

afraid to accept but powerless to reject. 
And there was Phyllis Anderson, wife 
of playwright Robert Anderson, who 
opened the door to the author's career 
and through her own need in the 
months of her tragic dying led him to 
rediscover God for himself. 

His rediscovery was in terms of the 
faith of his boyhood, the Roman Catho- 
lic Church. Supplant its symbols with 
those of any faith and you have a uni- 
versal story of man's return to the God 
of his fathers, simply and compellingly 


. . . and. for church-school 
teachers, too, is Edith F. 
Hunter's stimulating paperback 
book, Conversations with 
Children (Beacon, $2.25). 

The conversations recorded are 
based on experiences familiar to 
youngsters from 6 to 10, and are 
intended to help in the search 
for answers to some of the wide- 
ranging religious questions chil- 
dren fire at their parents and 
teachers. "Religion," as Mrs. 
Hunter interprets it, "has to do 
with those aspects of our experi- 
ence that are basic and universal." 

Parents and teachers of young 
children will find creative ap- 
proaches in her book. And it's 
good background reading for the 
National Conference on Family 
Life, to be held in Chicago 
October 19 to 21. 

On August 2, 1939, Albert Einstein 
sent a letter to the President of the 
United States that started a chain re- 
action. Written at the behest of a group 
of refugee scientists, the letter outlined 
the discovery of atomic fission, proposed 
the possibility of constructing a new and 
extremely powerful bomb, and indi- 
cated the danger to the world if such 
a weapon fell into Nazi hands. 

Hitler's armies had invaded Poland 
by the time the letter reached Franklin 
Delano Roosevelt, and he moved quick- 
ly to carry out its recommendations. Six 
years of intense, top secret work by men 
in Hanford, Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, 
and elsewhere preceded the explosion 
of the bomb at Alamogordo. 

The story of the development of the 
atomic bomb, the terrible choice faced 
by FDR's successor, President Harry 
Truman, and how the course of history 
itself influenced the decision to use and 
develop nuclear weapons further all are 
considered by Robert C. Batchelder 
in The Irreversible Decision: 1959- 
1950 (Houghton Mifflin, $5). 

A student of Christian ethics as well 
as the holder of a B.A. decree in 

mathematics, the author examined the 
ethical aspects of nuclear policy. Of the 
attitude of the churches, he writes: 
"Almost without exception the major 
church pronouncements took a double 
position that involved a deep dilemma. 
On the one hand, to use atomic weapons 
would be inherently immoral because 
of their unlimited and necessarily indis- 
criminate destruction of life and 
property; on the other hand, statesmen 
have the responsibility to maintain 
stocks of atomic weapons and, if neces- 
sary, to use them in defense of their 
nation, or of justice." 

It was necessary and right to develop 
the atomic bomb. It was unnecessary 
and wrong to bomb Hiroshima without 
specific warning. 

So believes Edward Teller, one of 
the physicists who developed the bomb 
and who continued to work on nuclear 
weapons after World War II. Now he 
is concerned with the peaceful applica- 
tions of nuclear explosives. 

With the help of Allen Brown. Dr. 
Teller has written an absorbing personal 
account of the development of the atom 
bomb and a sober warning of the im- 
plications of the nuclear age in The 
Legacy of Hiroshima (Doubledav. 

World War III would not destrov 
mankind, Dr. Teller believes — but: "If 
we do not prepare for it. it would do 
to us what wars have done to manv 
nations. It would kill the United 

Although he stresses that it will be 
impossible to preserve peace unless we 
are willing to think about war, he writes 
also of the challenge of the atomic age, 
which requires the creation of a world 
"better than anything we can imagine 
or describe." 

Manv of his fellow physicists do not 
agree with him. In fact, after reading 
his book, I've decided there must be 
just as many points of view among the 
experts as there are among us laymen. 

Evelyn Ames gets off to a slow start 
with her portrait of her parents' mar- 
riage in Daughter of the House 
(Houghton Mifflin, S4). 

Actually, the book begins at the end, 
as the author is closing the family home, 
soon to be torn down to make way for 
a new city high school. The home is 
the Perkins house, 55 Forest Street, 
Hartford. Conn., a big house in the 
wooded acres at the center of the town 
where Mark Twain, Charles Dudley 
Warner, and before them the Beechers 
and the Stowes, maintained a Victorian 

As she marks the last things for the 
moving wins and sees familiar rooms 
for the last time. Mrs. Ames evokes 
people and events with such sharpness 
and perception that they will always 
live between the covers of her book. 


Together /May 1962 

We arc, thus, indebted to her tor 
a poignant record oi .1 marriage seen 
through the eyes ol .1 daughter, growing 
from total dependence on ii s security 
to awareness of its imperfections. Then, 
.is the child herseli becomes a wife 
and mother, we sec her overwhelmed 
by pity tor the two people who are hei 
parents, so very different, such necessary 
si. i\is to private compromise, until at 
last, .it their golden-wedding anniver 
sary, she is granted the vision oi the 
meaning oi this from perfect union 

.1 greater triumph for its verj imper 

Harry Golden's Carl Sandburg 

(World, S 1 )) is not so much .1 formal 
biography as it is a candid picture of 
a close friend. 

Mr. Sandburg is a poet who has 
achieved immortality in his own time 
and, .is Mr. Golden points out, "has 
been with history more than most 
poets." Born in Galesburg, 111., in l s ~ s . 
he left school at 15 to ride the freights, 
work in the wheat fields, and labor at 
various menial jobs. Thus he came to 
know the America that was to become 
distinctly his — the America of the Mid- 
western worker. 

In college, he began writing the 
poetry of that America. Later, with 
Remembrance Roc\ and his six-volume 
biography of Abraham Lincoln, he 

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for Mr. Golden's biography of the poet. 

gained world renown as a novelist and 

Now 84 and a resident ol North 
Carolina, Mr. Sandburg still is lull of 
/est tor living, passionately devoted to 
the glory and promise of America. Since 
1 larry Golden is possessed of these 
same qualities, it undoubtedly was in- 
evitable that they should become friends 
as well as neighbors. 

It you remember Mr. Sandburg from 

his poetry [see Waiting jot the Chariot, 
\nw nilu 1, 1959, pagi > l |, from his 
other w riting, ni pi rhaps from rei em 

ti Ii \ ision i|'i" ii.iii' es, you'll l» 1 

ested in this warm view ol "in ol 
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The Gospels till us frustratingly 

little about Jesus' hie from the Hum Im 

was brought I'm 1. in Vein di at the 

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w hole sun v ol that ministi y, so bri< 1 

yet so far-reaching, is not told either. 

Many writers have tiled to till in the 

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1 he authors ol two re< ent books. 

In Jesus of Nazareth: The Hid- 
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have found." 

Leslie Paul, an Irishman, traces the 
entire life of Jesus in Son of Man 
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Lillian New gave us were these: 

A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You (Har court, Brace, $1.75) 
— Joan Walsh Anglund's old-timey drawings and easy text 
make the world a friendly place indeed for small fry. 

Prayer for a Child (Macmillan, $2.75) — Rachel Field's bed- 
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drawings. Beloved by two generations of tots. 

Make Way for Ducklings (Vikjng, $3)— In story and pictures, 
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made their home in the Boston Public Garden. 

A Tree Is Nice {Harper, $2.75)— Janice May Udry's text and 
Marc Simont's sparkling water-color illustrations tell the im- 
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Harry the Dirty Dog (Harper, $2.75) — Gene Zion tells the 
tale of a dog who hated baths— until he got so dirty his 
family didn't know him. Pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham. 

The Little House (Houghton Mifflin, $3.25)— Virginia Lee 

Burton tells the story of a small house that almost was swal- 
lowed up by city skyscrapers. But it ends happily. 

Small Rain (Vising, $250)— Verses from the Bible chosen by 
Jessie Orton Jones are brought delightfully to life in Eliza- 
beth Orton Jones' drawings of children. 

Deserving of the best-seller status it 
has enjoyed during recent months is 
James Baldwin s Nobody Knows 
My Name (Dial, $4.50). 

Mr. Baldwin is an intensely talented 
young Negro writer who shares portions 
of a "private logbook" that was six 
years in the writing. Begun in Europe. 
it covers his return to America and 
Harlem, and his first visit to the South 
at the time the school-integration battle 
was exploding. 

Here is a Negro's frank story of what 
it means to be an intellectual, and a 
Negro in America and in Europe. He 
writes, also, of facing truths about one- 
self and others, the question of sexual 
identity, and other themes. All of them 
he treats with passion, a sense of con- 
troversy, and an instinct for truth. 

"The best time of life to be the 
father of a boy is when a man himself 
is middle-aged. Old men are apt to 
hold their sons in awe, and young men 
take them for granted." 

So savs Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.. in 
He's My Boy (Dodd, Mead. S3.95). 
This chronicle of the doings and sayings 
of Gilbreth's four-and-a-half-vear-old 
Teddy is amusing, sometimes racilv so. 
but on the whole 1 found it a too doting 
testimonial to the jovs of parenthood in 
middle age. 

If Christianity is to permeate daily 
life in every area, laymen and ministers 
must work together in unity, with 
clarity of purpose and equal responsi- 
bility, writes Georgia Harkness. She 
reminds us that laymen are "as trulv 
a part of the Church's ministry as its 
ordained servants." 

To help us fulfill this stewardship. 
Dr. Harkness has written a number of 
books for lav leaders. It's fortunate that 
she has, for she's not onlv a distin- 
guished theologian but also a writer 
who can express complicated concepts 
simply and persuasively. 

These abilities are evident in The 
Church and Its Laity (Abingdon, 
$3.50), which considers the priesthood 
of all believers irom New Testament 
times to today. The signs of revitalized 
Christianitv that can be seen today in 
America and Europe arc a result of the 
"more effective participation by laymen 
as they endeavor to be the Church 
within the world." she s.ivs. 

I recommend her book to all Laymen. 

Philip Newill is a man whose heart 
is in the outdoors, though he sits at a 
desk in a large New York advertising 
agency. And he was an ideal choice .^ 
collaborator lor Grant H. Pearson. 
whose self-told life story is in My Life 
of High Adventure (Prentice Hall. 

Together /May 1962 

15). The "high" pari ol thai title 
is .1 punning allusion to Mr. Pearson's 
climbing ol Mount McKinley, which is 
more than 20,000 feet up and the loftiest 
peak in North America. 

Mountain-climbing exploits «. 1 id not 
intrust me nearly so much, however, 
.is Mr. Pearson's life .is .i National Park 
ranger in Alaska. I especially enjoyed 
his account oi fighting ways ol caribou, 
mountain sheep, wolves, moose, grizzly 
bears, and trail dogs. Chapter XI, Dog 
Power, is worth the price ol the whole 

Most ol this fascinating stoi\ is about 
Pearson's career oi several yean ago. 

Today, he is a Alaskan mi 
/en in fact, a member ot the state 
legislature- ami an anient Alaska 


Nelson Manfred Blake, professor 
of history at Methodist related Syracuse 
University, takes a hard look at the 
American divorce problem and offers 
some realistic suggestions for improve- 
ment in The Road to Reno (Mac- 
millan, $5). 

He points out that the various state 
divorce laws are a hopeless jumble of 
Roman law, Jewish tradition, Medieval 
Christian dogma, and Protestant polem- 
ics. He also traces the history of efforts 
to achieve uniformity in the laws. 

As early as 1902 and 1904, the former 
Methodist Episcopal and the Protestant 
Episcopal Churches urged federal regu- 
lation of marriage and divorce. Con- 
gress, however, has been repeatedly cool 
to proposals that have been introduced. 

Sir. Blake deals extensively with the 
situation in New York State, which ad- 
mits of only one ground for divorce 
(adultery), and charges that this con- 
servatism has resulted in widespread 
perjury and an increasing migration 
of the unhappily married to the courts 
of other states. 

When, a few years ago, a weekly 
news magazine named Nels F. S. 
Ferre as one of 10 preachers who had 
helped to bring about a strong re- 
surgence of the Christian faith in 
America, Dr. Ferre was thunderstruck. 
The noted theologian had never, he 
savs, "thought of myscll as even a good 
preacher." Yet he is convinced that 
theology can and must he preached 

God's New Age (Harper, $3), his 
lirst book of sermons, gives us theology 
in simple, powerful terms, with illustra- 
tions taken from everyday life. And 
with these examples of what you might 
hear when Dr. Ferre is in the pulpit, 
I cast my vote with the news magazine. 
He is, indeed, a compelling preacher. 

To do what one likes best to do in 
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writing about it, is the dream of every 
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In the Wake of the Gemini ( Little, 
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I enjoyed it. 

The author of Good for Nothing 
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Bell. But, yes, she is the same Gina 
Bell-Zano who has delighted the hearts 
of Tog ether's Small Fry readers so 
many times. 

This easy-to-read book is about a little 
boy named Toby and the problems he 
ran into when he moved to Sycamore 
Street, where all the boys were bigger 
or smaller than he. His solution is a 
morale booster for all little boys — or 
girls — who wish they were bigger. 

George Wilde's illustrations are lively 
and engaging. 

In the summer of 1914, Europe was 
a heap of swords stacked as delicately 
as jackstraws, and not one could be 
drawn out without upsetting the others. 
Still, nations were prouder than they 
were wise, and statesmen, field mar 
shals, admirals, kings and patriots be- 
lieved what they wanted to believe. 

The German, French, English, and 
Russian general staffs had completed 
their plans for war 10 years before. 
Germany intended to invade France — 
not across their common border, but b\ 
sweeping through Belgium. England 
hail committed herself to co-operation 
with the French. France, bolstered bv 
alliance with Russia and her entente 
with Britain — and dreaming ol regain- 
ing Alsace and Lorraine — designed her 
strategy solely in terms ot offensive. 
Russia planned a pincer invasion ot 
East Prussia while the main German 
armies were involved in the West. 

None ot the plans allowed tor ileteat. 
Yet, tor perhaps five years before, each 
general stall knew what the others 
would do. 

the sh< k ot the opening clash in 
August. 1914, ami the JO days that 
followed determined the tuture course 

of the First World War. It is of these 
decisive days that Barbara W. Tuch- 
man writes in The Guns of August 
(Macmillan, S6.95). It is not historv 
in depth, but it is a gripping panorama 
ot war and the men who waged it. 

The bloody catalog of battles includes 
Liege, Tannenberg, Mons, and Char- 
leroi. The men: Joffre, indomitably re- 
building his shattered French armies: 
Samsonov, dying a suicide after the 
annihilation of the Russian 2nd Army: 
Von Kluck, stubbornly committing a 
fatal mistake; and Albert, the hero king 
of Belgium. 

All in all it is a magnificent job of 
recreating the 30 days of holocaust that 
led to 4 bitter years of deadlocked war. 

"I'd like somebody who really knew 
me to write about me sometime."' Ernest 
Hemingway once remarked to hi^ 
younger brother. "Maybe you'll be the 
one. Baron."' 

Now Leicester Hemingway gives 
us a family view of the novelist who 
received both the Nobel and Pulitzer 
prizes for literature, and who was a 
symbol of daring and adventure. 

My Brother, Ernest Hentinguay 
( World. S4.95) does not probe deeplv 
into the influences that motivated Hem- 
ingway s ceaseless search for danger, 
his seemingly constant need to prove his 
courage, his strength, or his ability to 
look life — and death — in the eye. He 
boxed with world champions, hunted 
and fished for big game, and reported 
the sights, sounds, and smells of war 
as few writers ever have. The literarv 
style he created has been imitated, but 
never matched, by a generation of 

His brother, Leicester, also a writer, 
does not attempt to imitate it. His own 
style is, instead, easy, vivid, and emi- 
nently readable. From it, we can draw 
an affectionate portrait of a great writer 
as seen by a brother who loved him. 

Elizabeth Jenkins, author of an 
excellent biography on Queen Elizabeth 
1. now has prepared a careful and fasci- 
nating study of the queen's relationship 
to the Earl of Leicester, her longtime 
adviser and friend. 

The book is Elizabeth and Lei- 
cester (Coward-McCann, 15.75), and, 
unlike some treatments ot historv, it is 
as concerned with accuracy as it is with 

Mystery surrounds the life of Eng- 
land's great queen, much of it centering 
on her relationship to Leicester. First. 
the earl's wite dies, but the expected 
marriage between Leicester and Eliza- 
beth tails to materialize. Later. Leicester 
marries the widow ot the earl of Essex 
and tails from favor with Elizabeth. In 
time, the dashing earl regains the con- 
fidence ol his sovereign, anil when he 
dies, she experiences agonizing grief. 

— Barnabas 


Together /May 1962 



18, by Leon Uris (Doubleday, 

I had the privilege of being in Po- 
land last summer and visited what is 
left of Warsaw's Jewish ghetto — 
standing before the monument which 
shows the Jews carrying their sacred 
scrolls as they are driven to the gas 
chambers. Inscribed on the monument 
are these words: "The Jewish nation 
to their warriors and martyrs." 

I talked to people who knew the 
city before the war and who described 
some of the things that happened. 
When I came back I read this novel 
and wished I had done so before going 
to Poland. There is naught for your 
comfort here, so far as Christianity is 
concerned. For unlike the Scandinavian 
countries, Poland did not hesitate to 
turn her Jews over to the gestapo to 
be tortured and killed. Also the Polish 
Underground refused to assist the 
Jewish prisoners of the ghetto. Some- 
body has said that the measure of a 
nation is how it treats its minorities, 
and that comes too close home for 
me to sit in judgment on any other 
nation. But it must be said that the 
Polish record here is not good. 

A Jewish committee was set up to 
deal with the Nazis and — for as long 
as possible — these men compromised 
and tried to serve two masters. Finally, 
it became apparent that the Nazis 
were bent on solving the Jewish prob- 
lem by complete annihilation. I re- 
member going through the concentra- 
tion camp at Oswiecim and coming out 
sick in mind and heart. 

Finally, the Jews learned what was 
happening and knew that it was a 
question of marching toward death like 
lemmings or fighting like men. They 
resolved to fight. Against terrible odds 
they staged one of the most heroic 
struggles in all history. I wish that 
every American anti-Semite had to 
read this book and see Oswiecim. 

But Mila 18 also rekindles faith in 
the courage and power of men who 
believe in freedom. We are indebted 
to Judaism not only for the gift of 
the Old Testament and monotheism, 
but also for its witness to the uncon- 
querable spirit of man at Warsaw. 


BIBBOP, i us wi.i ii s Aid A. 


Priestly (Doubleday, $4.50). 

J. B. Priestly is one of my favorite 
writers. I turned to this novel eagerly, 
and while I liked it pretty well, I am 
not so enthusiastic as I thought I 
would be. This is kind of an adult 
cloak-and-dagger yarn which promised 
more than it could fulfill. It is about 
a fellow who promises his dying 
cousin that he will go and find what 
has happened to her husband. She 
leaves him enough money for the 
journey and he heads for South 
America. From the beginning, there 
is the shadow of dirty work across his 
path, but he goes bravely on. He finds 
there is a powerful plot against the 
world which he manages to thwart, 
at least for the time being. Every 
adventure has a love interest; this 
fellow falls in love with a beautiful, 
rich Spanish girl. Priestly put every- 
thing in this one that such a story 
could contain, but I put it down with 
the feeling it is not one of his best. 
Nevertheless, it is a pretty good story 
and probably above a great deal of 
the fiction being offered today. 

WEB OF HATE, by Frederick Mayer 
(Whittier, $3.95). 

Professor Mayer is a friend of mine 
and a first-rate philosopher at the 
University of Redlands. His novel is 
about a young man in Nazi Germany 
and what happened to him after its 
defeat. I wish I could get enthusiastic 
over it but I cannot. It is wooden and 
limping all the way. There are impor- 
tant observations and comments here, 
if you are willing to read about 
people who never come to life in order 
to get the ideas the author wants to 
express. Professor Mayer writes excel- 
lent philosophy, but he either does not 
have the novelist's gift or has not yet 
developed it. All I can do is give him 
an A for effort. If you pick up the 
next book he writes on philosophy or 
one of those he has already written, 
you will find some creative, exciting, 
and stimulating stuff. To have this 
gift — the rare ability to translate the 
truth and principles behind knowledge 
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.HEM! I would like to make a 
little speech about mothers. 

To begin, let me say that all 
mothers are different. Some mothers 
smell like lilac soap, and some 
mothers smell like cinnamon rolls.' 
Some mothers have eyes that are 
brown like root beer, and others 
have eyes that are blue like the sky 
in springtime. About the only thing 
you can say for sure about mothers 
is that they all have boys or girls at 
one time or another. 

There are many places where 

most every boy 

mothers can be found. Sometimes 
you can find them halfway under 
the bed, especially ii they are dusting 
or looking for one ol your daddy's 
slippers. Many times you can tuul 
them giving a think to some little 
(lower or carrot in a garden. Often 
you can find them buying healthful 
things like oatmeal or vegetable beel 
soup in the grocery stoic. 

Mothers have only two eyes but 
they are very good at seeing things. 
They can almost always tell yon 
where your roller-skate key is; and 
even if you have only a little grape 
juice on your face after breakfast, 
your mother can see it. Mothers are 
also good at hearing, and the words 
they like to hear most are "please" 
and "thank you." 

Most mothers have special ways of 
talking. If they mean "yes," they 
say, "Well, we'll see." And if they 
mean "maybe," they still say, "Well, 
we'll see." But if they mean "no!" 
that's what they say, and their eye- 
brows go down and their mouths 
get as round as brand new quarters. 
And then you know better than to 
ask, "What did you say, Mother?" 

There are certain things mothers 
seem to say more than other things, 

"Don't forget to wash your hands" 
and "Be careful, dear" and "Did you 
hang up your pajamas?" 

The main reason they say those 
things so often is because they want 
you to grow up into someone with 
clean hands who is careful and hangs 
up his pajamas. I think mothers 
worry a lot about what their boys 
and girls are going to be when they 
grow up. 

There are many nice things about 
mothers, but one of the nicest is the 
way they love you even when you 
make mistakes. That is probably why 
most every boy and girl thinks his 
mother is the very, very best in the 
world. I think so, don't vou? 

Morning Prayer 

Dear Lord, please bless all those I 
As they live through this day; 
Watch over them and keep them 
At home, at work, at play. 

— Jane Porter Meier 

Pun with Paper Bags 

Paper bags arc good for lots of things — like carrying 
groceries, or peanut butter sandwiches, or something else. 
But there arc other things you can do with paper bags, too. 
Have you ever made bag buildings or paper-bag bunnies? 
Here's how: 

FOR a happy little rabbit, choose 
a small paper bag (the kind with 
a flat bottom). 

Lay the sack flat, then turn 
under the corners (see drawing 
A) and glue them in place. Now 
cut rabbit ears from another 
paper bag and paste them onto 
the top of your bunny's head. You 
can make his eyes and nose from 
brightly colored construction 

paper or felt (drawing B). For 
a special touch, paste a paper 
carrot under the bunny's nose and 
glue on a cotton ball tail. 

When you are finished, slip 
your hand into your paper bag 
bunny (drawing C). By moving 
your fingers, you can make the 
bunny wiggle his nose, and he'll 
appear to be eating his carrot! 
— Steven N. Campbell 




TO MAKE a paper building for 
your toy animals or paper dolls, 
find an ordinary paper bag. Any 
size will do so long as it has a 
flat bottom. 

First, lay the sack flat (see 
drawing D). If you want a short 
building, cut several inches off 
the open end of the sack. For a 
taller building, cut off only a 

While the "building" is still 
flat, use your crayons to draw a 

door and as many windows as 
you like. Then draw some trees 
and flowers around the building 
(drawing E). Now cut the door 
along one side and the top so it 
will open. When you open up 
the bag, your building will stand 
up (drawing F). 

Use your imagination and see 
how many paper-bag buildings 
you can make — churches, schools, 
barns, even complete villages! 

— Ida M. Pardue 

May 1962\Together 




Prize money these keglers win 

has helped pay for youth camps 
and other Methodist activities. 

i >M> ROUND nine o'clock on a Tuesday 
jRt night in Canoga Park's big bowling center, 
the clatter of tenpins stops momentarily. 
The bartender clears off his counter top and begins 
setting out milk and coffee. Then bowlers from 
more than a score of Methodist churches in Cali- 
fornia's San Fernando Valley take over. 

Since the Methodist Men's League started at 
Van Nuys in 1957, it has grown to include 160 
people on 32 teams — 10 now composed of women. 
It wasn't easy to find a bowling center big enough 
— or willing — to accept the church league. Profits 
in alcoholic beverages run high, so two centers 
displaced the Methodists with groups not averse 
to drinking. But now the league has a three-year 
contract at Canoga Park. 

The five-year history of the league corresponds 
with a rapid growth of Methodist Men's clubs in 
the area. In 1 ( >57, there were 14 churches; 9 had 
chartered clubs. Now there are 26 churches; 23 
have active Methodist Men's clubs. The league, 
too, has grown — so fast, in fact, that by I960, 
when the annual banquet was being planned, it 
had outgrown the serving capacities of valley 
Methodist churches. To solve that problem, the 
banquet was held in a rented cafeteria! 

Hope: This is Mrs. Donald Torpin, applying 

appropriate body "English after unleashing a strong 

right-hander dead on the center pin. 

Great fun: This is jovial Paul Thompson of the 
Scpulvcda team. He's an aircraft engineer who, UJ{e other 
league bowlers, wears the Methodist Men emblem. 


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Hesitation: This sometimes is \nown as 
"the stance of despair" in high bowling 
circles. Our fun-loving Sepulveda friend 
has just hit the gutter! Now, of course, 
there is nothing he can do about it but 
try to maneuver gracefully out of this 
awkward pose and await his next turn. 

Anguish: The Sepulveda team won't \eep its lead long 

-not the way those balls seem to ta\e to the gutters tonight! 

But Paul shouldn't complain. Wasn't he there first? 


Triumph: A bowler of experience, 
Mrs. Torpin has another stride! She's 
a charter member of Canoga Paries 
St. John 's-in-the-V alley Church. 

Stimulation: When it's time 

to sharpen the eye, coffee's the thing. 

Just watch her in the next frame! 

May 1962\Together 




Board of Christian Social 

of the world parish 


The Methodist Church is organizing 
new congregations at less than half the 
rate called for by the 1960 General 
Conference, according to a nationwide 
church-extension survey. The goal estab- 
lished at Denver in 1960 was the organi- 
zation of 400 new congregations per 
year during the 1960-64 quadrennium. 

The survey disclosed that from June 
1, 1958, to May 31, 1961, only 497 com- 
pletely new congregations were formed 
— an average of 166 per year. Another 
58 new congregations were formed by 
relocation. Methodism lost 541 congrega- 
tions through merger or abandonment 
during the same period, so the net gain 
was only 14 congregations. Eighty per- 
cent of the losses were in depopulated 
rural areas. 

The survey— a part of the 1960-64 
quadrennial emphasis on church exten- 
sion — was conducted by the principal 
church-extension authority of the 
church, the Division of National Mis- 
sions of the Board of Missions. Among 
the significant findings were: 

• When 58 new congregations formed 
by relocation are added to the 497 
completely new congregations, there are 
a total of 555 areas in which new Meth- 
odist churches were begun. 

• Only 142 (29 percent) of the new 
congregations were started in the sub- 
urbs of cities (50,000 population and 
over). The population of suburbs grew 
49 percent in the last 10 years. 

• In forecasting how many new con- 
gregations should be organized in the 
next three years (ending May 31, 1964), 
district superintendents estimated an 
werage of 380 per year, or a total of 

Dr. B. P. Murphy, executive secretary 
lor church extension of the Division of 
National Missions, said that the amount 
spent lor church construction in hscal 
1%I ($109,189,000) was $2 million 
below the I960 figure and $10.5 million 
below the record year of 1958. 

Indebtedness on Methodist property 
increased in 1961, Dr. Murphv said, 
from $300,071,000 in I960 to $331,681,- 
000 as of May 31, 1961. This indebted- 
ness represents $33 lor each member of 
The Methodist Church. 

"Though each congregation must be 
its own judge, there are some churches 
today that are carrying an excessively 

heavy debt load,'" Dr. Murphy warned. 

Investments in the three-year-old 
Methodist Investment Fund more than 
doubled in 1961, said Dr. H. Conwell 
Snoke, general secretary of the Division 
of National Missions. This means, he 
said, that many additional churches, 
especially new congregations, have been 
able to obtain needed loan capital for 
building purposes. 

Investments in the fund increased 
from $1,189,000 on January 31, 1961, 
to $2,756,000 on January 31, 1962. 

Church-Center Use Planned 

Representatives of a dozen denomina- 
tions recently met to accelerate planning 
for use of the UN Church Center in 
New York, scheduled for completion 
on June 1, 1963. 

Stress was placed on the need for 
program planning by each denomina- 
tion as a prelude to sharing in joint 
planning for "creative united effort in 
creating a friendly atmosphere and 
favorable climate for better interna- 
tional understanding." 

The 12-story structure is to be located 
across the street from United Nations 
headquarters. It is a project of the 

Courts Chief Guardians 
Of Liberties, POAU Told 

An American Jewish Congress official 
believes "the courts have become our 
chief guardians of civil rights and up- 
holders of religious liberties." 

Speaking in Chicago at the national 
convention of Protestants and Other 
Americans United, Dr. Leo Pfeffer, the 
AJC's legal counsel, said that national 
and state legislatures have faltered in 
providing protection. "We must make 
it clear to them," he added, "that we 
don't rely on courts as a last resort. 

"Continuation of this state is danger- 
ous," he said. "We cannot give one part 
of government this right. Every agency 
has equal obligation to preserve separa- 
tion of church and state. " 

Dr. Pfeffer praised President Ken- 
nedy's stand against federal aid to 
parochial schools, but he took issue with 
the idea that church-related colleges 
are more entitled to assistance than arc 
elementary and high schools. He also 
made these predictions: 

1 . The last word has not been said 
on Sunday-closing laws, which may yet 
be ruled unconstitutional. 

2. A recent ruling on Bible reading 
in Pennsylvania public schools — sent 
back by the Supreme Court — will go to 
the high court again. 

3. The Supreme Court cannot evade 
the birth-control issue — and will decide 
to permit dissemination of birth-control 
information in states where it has been 
barred (Massachusetts and Connecti- 

Dr. Pfeffer cited as a landmark deci- 
sion the U.S. court's declaration that a 

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Retired Methodist Bishop Herbert Welch, 99, New Yorl{ City, presides at the 
marriage of his great-grandson, George Anthony Blankjs, to Miss Lois Moore 
of Albuquerque, X.Mex. Twenty-five years ago Bishop Welch performed the 
marriage eeremony for the groom's father, H. B. Blanks — his own grandson. 


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person cannot be forced to sweat i>> 
belief in (Jod as a condition ot holding 
office (Maryland). 

Most important, he explained, was the 
recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling thai 
public money cannot be used in Oregon 
to buy parochial-school textbooks. While 
the particular point was not at issue. 
he said, the judges wrote as their 
opinion that the religious cannot In- 
divorced from the secular in Roman 
Catholic education, thus framing an 
important precedent. The court also 
implied, said Dr. PfefTcr, that it is 
equally incorrect to use public funds for 
transporting students to parochial 

Plan Airborne Resettlement 

Church World Service has initiated 
a bold plan to resettle by planeloads 
some of the more than 100,000 Cuban 
refugees in the Miami, Fla., area. 

In a dramatic appeal, CWS is asking 
religious groups, civic clubs, and wel- 
fare agencies in other U.S. cities and 
towns to organize Cuban Refugee Re- 
settlement committees which would be 
responsible for one planeload — 85 to 90 
— of the refugees. The Cubans would 
be flown to their new homes on 
chartered flights cleared through the 
Federal Cuban Refugee Center in 

CWS, the relief and rehabiliation 
agency of the National Council of 
Churches, gives complete details of the 
program in a new folder, Flights in 

Dr. J. A. Engle Dies 

The Rev. J. A. Engle, 61, chief 
spokesman for The Methodist Church 
in the field of missionary education and 
cultivation for the last 11 years, died 
February 14 at Phelps Memorial Hospi- 
tal in Tarrytown, N.Y. 

Dr. Engle had been general secretary 
of the Joint Section of Education and 
Cultivation of the Methodist Board of 
Missions since July, 1950. 

A member of the Virginia Methodist 
Conference since 1928, he served as 
district superintendent and pastor of 
leading Methodist churches in that 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. 
Nancy Engle; two daughters, Miss 
Mary Ann Engle of Richmond, Va., 
and Mrs. Raymond Mohl of New 
Haven, Conn.; and a grandson, Ray- 
mond Jack Mohl. 

CROP Sets 10-Year High 

America's farms and rural communi- 
ties increased their aid to destitute peo- 
ples overseas by 15 percent in 1961, 
according to Church World Service, 
relief agency of the National Council 
of Churches. 

Contributions to the Christian Rural 
Overseas Program reached a 10-year 

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foodstuffs valued at 51,210,000, reported 
the Rev. Albert W. Farmer, CROP 

CROP receives contributions through 
the Friendship Acres appeal, whereby 
farmers dedicate a portion of their 
produce or livestock as gifts, and 
through community-wide programs. 

'Christians Belong Together' 

The theological conviction that Chris- 
tians belong together is the true motiva- 
tion of the expanding ecumenical 
movement, according to Charles C. 
Parlin, prominent New York Methodist 
layman and one of the six new presi- 
dents of the World Council of 

At the same time, he added, there are 
other important reasons for overcoming 
the old divisions among Christians. 

Outstanding among these, said Mr. 
Parlin, is the fact that today Christians 
"must face the great progress of nations 
which aspire to domination of the 
world, upon which they would foist 
their own atheistic philosophy." 

Supports Literacy Program 

A literacy program in Latin America 
is being supported by the Florida Con- 
ference Woman's Society of Christian 
Service through the sale of Pray for 
Cuba seals. 

The seals were designed by the Rev. 
Justo Gonzales, who was forced to leave 
Cuba and is now in Costa Rica direct- 
ing a program to teach adults to read 
and write. 

Underwritten by the Florida WSCS. 
the literacy program was started in 
Cuba two years ago and has spread to 
several other Latin American countries. 

CWS Opens New York Exhibit 

A Church World Service exhibit was 
opened recently in the Interchurch 
Center in New York City. 


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Sales of these Pray tor Cuba seals by 
the Florida Conference 1VSCS help 
finance a growing literacy program. 

Mr. Ferris, Dr. Warfield, Mr. Farmer. 

Participating in the event were the 
Rev. Dale Ferris, Kansas director of 
the Christian Rural Overseas Program 
(CROP); Dr. Gaither P. Warfield. 
chairman of the Methodist Committee 
for Overseas Relief and of the CWS 
policy and budget committee for mate- 
rial aid services; and the Rev. Albert W. 
Farmer, director of CROP, the com- 
munity food appeal of CWS. 

CWS, an agency of the National 
Council of Churches, last year spent 
§26,912,023 for relief and rehabilitation. 

Small Church's Role To Be 
Aired at T and C Conference 

The fifth quadrennial Methodist Con- 
ference on the Town and Country 
Church has been set for lulv 9-12. 1963, 
at the University of Minnesota in 

General purpose of the meeting, as 
defined bv the sponsoring agencv. the 
Methodist Interboard Committee on 
Town and Country Work, is: "To en- 
large the mission of the church in town 
and country life, with stress upon the 
small church and its ministry of clergv 
and laitv." 

It also will attempt to determine the 
proper place and function of the small 
church in connectional Methodism, in 
our changing culture, in the world rural 
revolution, and in the ecumenical move- 
ment as a response to the lordship of 
Jesus Christ. 

46,205 Visit Upper Room 

The Upper Room Chapel. Museum, 
and Library at Nashville. Tenn., had 
46.205 visitors during 1961. They came 
from each of the 50 states and the 
District of Columbia, plus 63 foreign 

An interdenominational daily devo- 
tional guide. The Upper Room is now 
published in -40 editions and 34 lan- 

Methodist Men Meet in 7965 

The Fourth National Conference of 
Methodist Men will be held July 9-1 1. 
1965, at Purdue Universitv. West 


Together /May 1962 

Lafayette, [nd., where the three previ 
mis quadrennial conferences have been 


William C. Patten, Albuquerque, 
X.Mix.. will be chairman oi the general 
arrangements committee for the l w <>^ 
conference. He is recording secretary oi 
the Methodist Board ol Laj Activities 
and lav leader ol the New Mexico An 
Dual Conference. 

WCC Seeks $7,804,509 

The World Council ol Churches' 
Division ol fnterchurch Aid, Refugee 
ami World Service is seeking to raise 
S ,804,509 to carry out its worldwide 
1962 program. 

This is $2,338,574 more than was 
requested last war. It does not include 
special appeals made by the WCC tor 
national emergencies. 

Plans 'Moral Poverty' Center 

A center lor people suffering from 
"moral poverty" is being planned by 
the Rev. Alan Walker, superintendent 
of the Central Methodist Mission. 
Sydney. Australia. | See Australia's 
. tmazing Church-in-a-T heater, April, 
page 62.1 

Purpose of the center. Mr. Walker 
vtid, will he to care for people with 
"psychological needs." Expected to open 
in November, it will offer 24-hours-a- 
day service. Field workers will he 
equipped with two-way radios which 
will enable them to keep in constant 
touch with the center, Mr. Walker said. 
Included in the $80,000 center will 
be a home nursing service, mobile 
"trouble" teams, a psychiatry section, 
a clothing store, and research facilities. 

Reconciliation in Far East 

The Youth Commission of the Na- 
tional Christian Council of Japan is 
planning an exchange of Christian 
youth leaders with Korea in an effort 
to further reconciliation between the 
two countries. 

At its National Youth Leaders Con- 
ference in Izu, Japan, NCCJ observed 
that the churches of Japan and Korea 
are "near together, but far apart." 
Japanese forces occupied Korea from 
1904 to 1945. 

The proposal calls for eight Japanese 
youths to go to Korea in early summer 
to visit churches, meet voung people, 
and talk with church officials. During 
the summer, a team of five Korean 
youths will return the visits. 

Students Visit UN, Capital 

Some 60 students were exposed to 
a wide range of viewpoints at the 1962 
Christian Citizenship Seminar of the 
Methodist Student Movement in New- 
York City ami Washington, D.C. 

In New York, the students spent 
three days in United Nations head- 

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We enjoy hearing from readers who'd like to compare notes with 
other hobbyists. To be listed, just send your name, address, and hobby 
interest (one to a letter, please!) to Hobby Editor, TOGETHER, Box 423, 
Park Ridge, III. Please allow about four months for printing. — EDS. 

AVIATION: Shelly Hagberg, R 1, Carroll, Tenn. 
(periodicals, pieces of old planes). 

BIRD WATCHINC: Dominiek D Chianese, 1633 
Exton Ave., Trenton 10, N.J.; Judy Yoho, RR 2, 
Sidney, Ohio. 

BUTTONS: Beverly Bailey, 1130 4th Ave, SE, 
Rochester, Minn, (booster, advertising, et cetera); 
Mrs. A. F. Hudnall, 811 Ashokan Rd., Englewood, 
Ohio; Mrs. Flora Overstedt, Box 445, Milford, Ind. 

CAKE DECORATINC: Mrs. Robert DeWitt, 269' 2 
Caldwell Ave., Elmira, N.Y. 

DOLLS: Nanette Kimmerling, 304 8th St., Frank- 
ton, Ind.; Mrs. Beulah Allison, Box 27, Wabash, 
Ind. (apple). 

EMBLEMS: Edward E. Weed, Jr., 7026 Radbourne 
Rd., Upper Darby, Pa. (Boy Scout). 

FANS: Diana Davis, 1502 Jersey Ridge, Davenport, 

HEADLINES: Arthur DeMott, 1442 Noel Ave., 
Hewlett, Long Island, N.Y. (newspaper). 

HORSES: Mildred Davis, RD 2, R. 104, Oswego, 
N.Y. (miniatures, pictures, books). 

INDIAN ARTIFACTS: Roy Dawes, Mannsville, 

KNITTINC: Lillian Chesholm, 2016 Grove St., 
Ridgewood 37, N.Y. 

MATCHBOOKS: Kenneth Folyer, 1408 Chestnut 
St., Boscobel, Wis. 

MODELS: Jeff Chamberlain, Box 346, Sandy 
Creek, N.Y. (plastic cars). 

MACAZINES: Kho Sian Nio, 14 Gembong 
Tebasan, Sourabaya, Yava, Indonesia (movie). 

PAINTINC: Clarence I. Lewis, 700 W. Louther 
St., Carlisle, Pa. (landscapes); Mrs. Ellen N. 
Courtney, 106 Prospect St., Warren, Pa. (spatter). 

PENCILS: Harry R. Storrs, Cedar Rapids, Nebr. 

PHILOSOPHY: Helen M. Hall, RD 1, Central 
Square, N.Y. (religions). 

HermannKoehl-Str., 7/707, (13 b), Leipheim/ 
Donau, Germany. 

PHOTOCRAPHY: Semper A. Lawal, 43 Amodu 
St., Odi-Olawo, Mushin via Lagos, Nigeria. 

PLATES: Mrs. Elizobeth Linn, 116 W. Main St., 
Moweaqua, III. (state souvenir). 

POT HOLDERS: Mrs. John Landess, 3412 Patrick 
Ave., Omaha 11, Nebr. 

QUILTINC: Mrs. W. I. Lenhart, Albright, W.Va. 

RECIPES: Helen Schneider, Kansas, III. 

ROCKS: Sarah Greene, Box 75, Greenwood, Nebr. 

SCRAPBOOKS: Mrs. Clyde Nelson, Box 96, Potter, 


TAPE RECORDINC: Gordon Dodds, 28 Craigmuir 
Rd., Cardiff City, Wales. 

258, Kcnncy, III. (servicing, tinkering). 

VASES: Mrs. E. G. Ronton, 525 E. Elmore Ave., 
Lebanon, Orcg. (making them). 

PEN PALS (open to age 18): Susan Masson (10), 
209 Riverton St., Baltimore 20, Md.; Gail Conkling 
(14), 505 Tanager PI., Stratford, Conn.; Evelyn 

Fredetfe (15), 174 Granite St, Quincy 69, Mass.; 
Paul H. Andersen (17), 1025 NE 29th Ave, 
Minneapolis 18, Minn.; Karen Hertenstein (13), 
S. Belwood Dr., East Alton, III.; Jordan Kaye 
Hamm (11), RR 1, Garrett, Ind.; Mary E. Hudges 
(13), 8008 S. 114th St., Seattle 88, Wash.; Elaine 
Compbell (15), 2008 Eagle Dr., West Palm 
Beach, Flo.; Marguerite Daigle (18), 1445 Shore 
Rd., Linwood, N.J.; Laura Davis (13), 530 Tanager 
PI., Stratford, Conn.; Dorene Fischthal (16), 33 
Glann Rd., Apalachin, N.Y.; Wilma K. Frushour 
(17), Box 57, Lucerne, Ind. 

Barbara L. Conkling (9), 1110 Washington St., 
Valparaiso, Ind.; Donald Walker (18), RA 
107604952 Co. C, 1st Med TBN-69th Armor, 
Fort Riley, Kans.; Gayle Smith (16), R. 1, Oak 
Grove, Mo.; Linda Biskey (13), Star Route, Hill 
City, Minn.; Dave Frame (14), Box 492, Quincy, 

Sang Chun (16) and Sang Hoi (15) Park, 412-1 
Sin Dang Dong, Sung Dong Ku, Seoul, Korea; 
Linda Myers (13), Box 114, Swatara, Minn.; 
Bonnie Wilson (14), 212 Davis Ave., Northfield, 
N.J.; Kay Benewicz (17), 1201 Richard Ave., 
Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Ernest Carman (17), R. 1, 
Box 360, Clatskanie, Oreg.; Margie Toyman (10), 
9511 Woodberry St., Seolrook, Md.; Winton Bell 
(17), Box 304, Williston, Flo. 

Rita Hess (16), 723 W. 17th St., Topeko, 
Kans.; Judy Myers (15), R. 4, Morrison, Tenn.; 
Koy Deole (12), Nyadiri Mission, P.B. 636 E. 
Salisbury, S. Rhodesia, Africo; Marilyn Minyard 
(16), 166 Granite St., Quincy 69, Mass.; Joan 
Rapp (11), Box 326, Bradfordwoods, Pa.; Wanda 
Ward (13), 1005 Sherwood St., Missoula, Mont.; 
Linda Deitz (15), 1540 4th St., Rensselaer, N.Y.; 
Pom Crittenden (13), 423 Wildwood, South San 
Francisco, Calif.; Priscillo Kremers (13), 705 
Hill Ave., South San Francisco, Calif.; Cynthia 
J. Porter (11), 3329 Belden Dr., Minneapolis 18, 
Minn.; Bonita Reising (13), RD 1, Blossvale, N.Y. 

Nancy McPherson (18), Oskaloosa, Kans.; 
Gloria (10) and Judy (13) Stewart, 824 S. Walnut 
St., Fairmount, Ind.; Kwang Tai Yeu (17), (12 
Tong 7 8an), 77 Sin Chang Dong, Young San Ku, 
Seoul, Korea; Williams O. Thomas (17), 32 
Moloney Bridge St., Lagos, Nigeria; Hakeem 
Daramola (17), 1 Wakemon St., Yaba Estate, 
Lagos, Nigeria; Patrick C. Ovonlen (15), 16 
Abudu Lane, Odi-Olowo, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria; 
Ganiyn Ishola (15), 340 L.E.D.B. Shop, Link 
Road, Lagos, Nigeria. 

CENEALOCY: Homer F. Aker, Box 189, Claremont, 
Calif. (Aker, Akers, Akerman, Ferris, MacNulty, 
McAnulty, McNulty); Mrs. L. H. Alexander, Gen. 
Del., Tohoe Valley, Calif. (Gwin, Ash, Goldsmith, 
Beeler, Straw, Otis, Gartrell, Alexander, Partlow, 
Rounds, Grey, Burkered, Pulmer); H. G. Andress, 
572 Morningview Dr., Montgomery, Ala. (Andress). 

Mrs. James L. Bass, R. 1, Smithton, Mo. (Bass, 
Culp, Burgermeister, Burgomaster, Hoehns, Wells, 
Greea, Hufman, Hoffman); Mrs. Robert W. Brad- 
ley, Box 157, Tobyhonna, Pa. (Bradley, Eorle, 
Cameron); Mrs. Wayne A. Cairns, 4615 Shercr 
Ave., SW, Cantor 6, Ohio (Garner, Johnson, Ruby, 
Shannon, Holm, Hovcrland, Reed, Wagner) 

Clyde Pickens, 503 S. Carancahua. Corpus 
Christi, Tex. (Pickens, Gillespie, Harris); Mrs. L. D. 
Prcwitt, 501 W. Carpenter St., Fairfield, Iowa 
(Bishop, Crow, Howkins, Hittrick, Hydrick, Yates, 
Sheets, Dawkins, Kindman, Sharps, Sims, Simms, 
Butler); Mrs. Mary Bush Rojas, 1495 NW 112th 
Tr., Miami 47, Flo. (Bush, Tyson, Tison, Lindscy, 
Ivy, Ivey, Sampler, Harris, Fincher, McNecly, Hicks, 
Mayfield). Wilbur R. Sanders, 3281 Maple Grove 
Ave., Louisville, O. (Sanders, Riddle, Vernier, 
Fainot, Showhan). 

Mrs. Harry E. Carlson, Box 113, Lanyon, Iowa 
(Stortz, Storts, Stotts); Mrs. Morgan Chase, 6746 
Sheridan Rd., Kenosha, Wis. (Cady, Cushing, 
Grieve, Lupient); Arthur J. Dunckel, 906 N. 
Washington St., New Pork Richcy, Flo. (Dunckel, 
Dunckle, Dunkcl, Dunklc, Slack); Mrs. Coy Forrell, 
405 Hudson Ave., Garden City, Kons. (Bryan, 
Ellis, Watson, Farrcll, Forrell, Cocrchan, Kincaid). 

quarters listening to speakers from each 
continent and visiting several national 
missions. Speakers stressed the necessity 
for "responsible participation as a 
Christian" in world affairs. Theme for 
the seminar was A Conservative Nation 
in a Revolutionary World. 

At Washington, Methodist leaders 
exposed the students to the thoughts 
and ideas of the lawmakers. 

Several students shared experiences 
encountered in showings of the film, 
Operation Abolition, and discussed ways 
of dealing with current issues. 

Recruits for Methodism 

The Methodist Commission on Chap- 
lains, Washington, D.C., reports that 
the armed services provided The 
Methodist Church with enough new 
members last year to make up six or 
eight average-size congregations. 

With reports in from half of the 496 
Methodist chaplains on military duty, 
new members received for Methodism 
total 879, and Baptisms 3,106, according 
to Dr. John R. McLaughlin, general 
secretary for the commission. 

Methodist Curator Dies 

A former curator of Wesley House 
in London, England, died in February 
at age 87. Francis Wimpory, a Method- 
ist local preacher, was curator of 
Wesley House from 1947 to 1955, when 
he retired. 


Of Interest to Methodists Everywhere 


1-2 — Dakotas Area Workshop on 
Urban Life, Aberdeen, S.Dak. 

A — May Fellowship Day (sponsored by 
General Department, United Church 
Women, NCC). 

6-13 — National Family Week. 

7-11 — Meeting of Committee on Cur- 
riculum for Youth, Methodist Board 
of Education, Nashville. 

8-9 — Meeting, Methodist Committee 
for Overseas Relief, Indianapolis, 

10 — Annual meeting, American Bible 
Society, New York City. 

13 — Mothers Day (Festival of the 
Christian Home). 

15-18— Sixth Assembly Woman's 
Society of Christian Service, At- 
lantic City, N.J. 

18-20 — Wesleyan Service Guild As- 
sembly Weekend, Atlantic City, 

20 — Aldersgate Sunday; Ministry 

24 — 224th anniversory of John Wes- 
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27 — Rural Life Sunday. 

30 — Memorial Day. 

31 — Ascension Day. 

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Panelists at I rban Life Convocation 
are (from left): R. R. Powell, Wesley 
Seminary; the Rev. /. E. Lottery, 
public relation* director for Bishop 
Charles /•'. Golden: the Rev. Win. 

Methodism to Stay in Cities 

Methodism is determined to stay in 
the cities of America, but it musl shape 
new tactics to broaden its present beach 
head into victory on the diverse urban 
front. Lay Christians — men, women, 
and youth — must shoulder greater re- 
sponsibilities lor the victory to be won. 

These were among the conclusions 
of some 1,100 church leaders in St. 
Louis recently lor the third quadrennial 
Methodist ("(invocation on Urban Life 
in America. 

During two days ol addresses and 
discussions, the conferees frequently 
were reminded of the growing im- 
balance between rural and urban U.S. 
populations. Hy 19 ( )0, the delegates were 
told, some SS percent ol the nation's 
people will be living in metropolitan 

"The church must place the Ameri- 
can city at the top ol its missionary 
priority list," declared l)r. A. fames 
Armstrong, pastor ol Broadway Meth- 
odist Church, Indianapolis, Iml., con- 
vocation keynote speaker. 

"It the church is to win the city," he- 
added, "it must fall in love with the 
city. Tomorrow is yet to be formed, 
and it belongs to the city. Either the 
church will give itsell to the city and 
its people, or it will lose the city, it will 
lose tomorrow, and it may well lose its 
own soul." 

Convocation delegates spent some- 
seven hours in discussion groups ol 12 
persons each. Among suggestions which 
came out of these discussions were 

• Methodism needs a comprehensive, 
church-wide strategy to marshal its 
financial and leadership resources to 
strengthen its witness to urban areas. 

• Closer ties are needed between more 
prosperous suburban congregations and 
rapidly changing churches ol inner 

• The church should upgrade the 

Holt, Trinity Church, Atlanta, (.",/.. 
Bishop Everett II'. Palmer, Seattle, 

Wash.; Miss Mono Kewish, WDCS 

Community Center; and Haskell 

Miller of the Wesley Seminary. 

Status ol difficult inner city pastorates 
and encourage longer tenure and con 
tinuity of leadership in these difficult 

• More specialized ministries and mul- 
tiple stall ministries should go hand 
in hand with increased involvement ol 
lay churchmen. 

Leading the worship lor the convoca- 
tion, the Rev. Robert A. Raines, pastor 
ol Firsl Methodist Church, German- 
town, Pa., called lor greater commit- 
ment to essentials ol the Christian 
Gospel. "In too many churches," he 
asserted, "the cross is gone, and in its 
place is the friendly handshake." 

Other speakers included Homer C. 
Wadsworth, Kansas City, Mo., Pres- 
byterian layman; Dr. Andrew I). Holt, 
Methodist layman and president ol the 
University ol Tennessee; and Bishops 
Marshall R. Reed and Roy H. Short of 
the Detroit and Nashville areas, respec- 

To Reconsider Meeting Dates 

A committee will meet May 15 in 
Atlanta, Ga., to reconsider the dates 
and site ol the next Southeastern Juris- 
dictional Conference. 

Expecting that Amendment XII to 
the Constitution of The Methodist 

Church would pass, the conference com- 
mittee on entertainment previously had 
announced that the next conference 
would be held April 1-5, 1%4, in 
Birmingham, Ala. 

I lowcvcr. Amendment XII appears 
to have been deleated, and the Disci- 
pline says that jurisdictional confer- 
ences must meet alter General Confer- 
ence. The 1964 General Conference 
begins on April 26. 

Hospitals, Homes Increase 

The number ol institutions affiliated 
with the National Association ol Meth- 
odist Hospitals and Homes increased 
by six in the past year to a total ol 



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NCC Group to Visit Russia 

The Ceneral Board of the National 
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At the first five-day session in its 
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In other action, the board authorized 


Four more Methodists who 
have had 100 or more birthdays 
join ToGETHER's Century Club 
this month. They are: 

Mrs. Charles L. White, 
100, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Mrs. Permelia Rodgers, 
100, Memphis, Tenn. 

Mrs. Mary Cockburn, 
100, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Mrs. Amelia Oldenberg, 
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Names of other Methodists 100 
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they are received. Please allow 
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alerting the nation's churches to the 
100th anniversary next January of the 
Emancipation Proclamation, and re- 
questing President Kennedy to issue a 
commemorative statement. 

The board also announced that Presi- 
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NCC opposition to the resumption of 
nuclear testing in the atmosphere. 

Hodges Asks Higher Ethics 

The United States' moral and 
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the Unitarian women had belonged to 
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Boycott by Negro Churches 

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a boycott of businesses practicing dis- 
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time, and will be dropped only when 
the employment practices show some 
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Combined membership of the 200 
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Negro population. 

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Five new congregations were formed, 
Mr. Knox said, and six new ministers 
were ordained at the 70th session ot the 
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Canadian Minister Cited 

The Rev. James R. Mutchmor will 
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Dr. Mutchmor is secretary of the 
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Rural Churches Predominate 

The Rev. Rockwell C. Smith, 
Evanston, 111., says that 84 percent of 
all Methodist congregations are in town 
and country areas. 

Dr. Smith, professor of rural-church 
administration and sociology at Garrett 
Theological Seminary in Evanston, said 
he was referring to rural territory and 
places of less than 10,000 population. 

Observe Battle Centennial 

The Shiloh Methodist Church of the 
Memphis (Tenn.) Conference was host 
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Battle of Shiloh on April 8. It is be- 
lieved to be the only church for which 
a Civil War battlefield was named. 

Bishop Marvin A. Franklin, Jackson, 
Miss., preached at the morning service, 
and Bill I. Wiley, professor at Meth- 
odist-related Emory University, Atlanta, 
Ga., spoke in the afternoon. 

At the time of the Civil War, the 
church was a log building in the center 
of the battlefield. 

Prepare for Aldersgate Year 

A suggested program for Aldersgate 
Year — 1963 — has been prepared by the 
Methodist Council of Evangelism. The 
year-long emphasis will stress Christian 
experience and evangelism. 

Aldersgate Year will commemorate 
the heartwarming experience of John 
Wesley, founder of Methodism, in a 
meeting on Aldersgate Street in Lon- 
don, England, May 24, 1738. fSee His 
Mother Culled Him 'Jackie,' November. 
1959, page 16. | 

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Evangelism, recommends that Method 
ist annual conferences meeting this 
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preparation for ministers in the tall of 
1962, with special attention to Bible 
study, prayer retreats, and group meet- 
ings. The council suggests the following 
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vigils in every church in Methodism. 

• fanuar) 6 -Family Prayei Sunday. 

• [anuary through Easter Organizing 
and using sm.ill spiritual life groups. 

• February 27 to April H — Period ol 
spiritual enrichment. 

• March 17 to 22— Week ol lay visita 
don witness. 

• May 19 or 26 — Observe Aldersgate 
Sunday in local churches. 

• fune 2 — Observe Pentecost Sunday. 

• Summer — Youth camps to stress the 
call to full-time, church related service; 
"Unconventional Evangelism" pro 
moted with services in shopping centers, 
state parks, and drive in theaters. 

• October 6 to December 1 — Alders- 
gate Evangelistic Mission on a nation 
wide scale. 

Methodists in the News 

Clyde J. Cover, Fort Wayne, liul., 
and Floyd B. James, Ruston, La., 

have been named to the Methodist Hall 
of Fame in Philanthropy. 

Dr. Caradine R. Hooton, Washing- 
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Ever thought of combining your picture- 
taking yen with other interests? Chicago 
photographer Lee Ellenberger, a primary photo 
contributor to Old Stones Tell laics at 
Shcchcm [pages 17 to •/■/] did just that. Mixing 
love for travel and interest in archaeology with 
zest for photography, he took a leave of 
absence from his linotxper's job and jetted to 
the Holy Land on a five-month assignment as 
photographer for the Drew-McCormick Expedi- 
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camera, tiro 120 reflexes (one for color, the 
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reflex. Desert wind, dust, and sand gave him 
plenty of trouble in the field, but his biggest 
problem was water for his darkroom. It was 
doled out only every fourth day, and careful 
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Hut Mr. Lee, a veteran of Die 1957 expedition, 
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Here are photo credits lor this issue: 

Covez — Alfred Renfro • Pages 2-3 — Don 
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LETTERS (Continued from page 10) 
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Mr. Akcrs Said It Well' 


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Why the Sniping at Our Preachers? 

This is something that, in my opinion, 
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Beauty's Practical, Too! 

Dallas, Tex. 

Re Robert F. Acheson's letter in the 
March issue [Spend Too Much on 
Churches? page 8]: 

Certainly our churches are growing 
more beautiful! Wouldn't it be horrible 
to worship in a dank, dark, uninspiring 
sanctuary? For two years I worshipped 
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moved into the first unit of our new 
church, which cost $103,000. It isn't large 
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an inspiring place to draw nearer to 

There are many things which we do 
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Dogs Deserve Good Food 


Sligo, Pa. 

I cannot let Mr. Madison's letter in 
the February issue [page 8] go un- 
answered. I do not think that we should 
ever belittle any of the wonderful gifts 
of God. It is wrong that dogs in America 
are fed better than people in many 
foreign lands, but the wrong is in the 
balance of things. Even in our own 
country, there are those who have more 
than they need, and others who have 
less than enough. 

Last week I saw a "sacred cow" of the 
boxer breed walking slowly and care- 
fully down the street. Close beside him, 
walking slowly and confidently, was a 

m. m who was wearing dark glasses 
Every Chi Istian must be deeplj i on 

Kincd about the appalling w.iy thai 

many ui the people oi the world are 

forced to live. I do not know tin 

swer, bul I'm sure II is nol in the 
destruction of these fine and noble ani- 

We enjoyed the cover picture of the 
lovely twins and the COllie. We liked 

especially the sleepy little fellow on tin- 
January cover, 

Her Blood Pressure's Up! 



Elmira Heights, NY. 

My blood pressure went up when I 
read Mr. Madison's comment on dogs 
in the February Letters. 

Does he know that anesthesia, in- 
sulin, and heart surgery all were 
developed through studies with clogs? 
Dogs also were used in studies which 
contributed to advances in the treat- 
ment of pituitary disorders, malnutri- 
tion, and arteriosclerosis. 

Since dogs have done so much for 
man, perhaps it's time we returned the 
favor. You were right to include the 
dog in the picture of the two lovely 
girls [cover, October, 1961]. 

In Defense of Dogs 


Tiffin, Ohio 

How anyone could criticize the 
picture of a beautiful, well-cared-for 
dog on the cover of your October [1961] 
magazine is beyond me. If the Rev. 
A. B. Madison believes dogs to be 
"sacred cows," he should work in a 
humane society for awhile. We have 
calls every day to pick up abandoned 
dogs, frozen dogs, and unfed and un- 
watered dogs. 

A large percentage of people should 
never be allowed to own any animal. 
Animals are God's creatures, and in 
my opinion, the least people can do is 
care for them as they would like to be 
cared for if they were the animals. 

Re: 'Grasping Little Demons' 


Boulder, Colo. 

The World Is So Full oj a Number 
oj Things [January, page 20] is timely. 
We need to be reminded that we can 
do too much in a material way for our 

Surfeiting youngsters with every- 
thing they want — in addition to real 
needs — can cause them to become 
demanding, grasping little demons, who 
grow into wasteful, self-centered, un- 
lovely teen-agers and adults. Every day 
we see mothers working at a paying 
job outside the home, simply to be able 
to supply the luxury demands of the 
children, when the father's income, as 

May 1962\Together 


; FIFTY & ^ 

There's J 


r "7 

\ f\ "Treasure of th~e~^SJ?fi ' was thekje for food 

This Pie 

M decorations aiVrlus smorgc/.^bord held in 
^olhingivxffichQhuroh, Toledo, Ohio. 

LENDING A recipe to Mrs. George 
Timko is a little like sending a 
rhyming dictionary to Shakespeare. 
She's a creative cook and hostess at 
Collingvvood Methodist Church in 
Toledo, Ohio. 

But when Mrs. Charles Moeny of 
Alamosa, Colo., wrote me about the 
recipe for Aspic Salad Pie, I knew 
that it was something special. The 
Alamosa WSCS served the colorful 
dish at a Tasting Bee. 

When I mentioned it to Mrs. 
Timko, she was enthusiastic. Aspic 
Salad Pie would fit right into plans 
for a smorgasbord Collingwood's 
Wesleyan Class was having. 

The heavily laden smorgasbord 
tables, she told me, also would hold 
roast beef, baked ham, creamed 
chicken, fruit plates, shrimp, eight 
kinds of salad, relishes, deviled 
eggs, candied sweet potatoes, tomato 
pudding, succotash, broccoli, noodles 
with buttered crumbs. Oriental cas- 
serole, Swedish pancakes, orange 
sherbet, and angel-cake "snowballs." 

The 511 guests paid $2.50 apiece, 
and the class cleared nearly $600. 
Almost all the 65 couples in the class 
helped prepare or serve the meal. 

Aspic Salad Pie was a hit with 
everyone. You can make it in a 
9-inch |iie pan lor S to 10 or in in- 
dividual mufliu tins. 

Aspic Salad Pic 
(Serves 8 to 10) 

1 cup sifted flour 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 /3 cup shortening 
1/2 cup grated sharp 

Cheddar cheese 
Mix flour and salt. Cut in 



Shortening. Blend in cheese. 
Sprinkle with water. Mix to 
dough with a fork. Form into 
small ball. Roll out on lightly 
floured surface and line 9-inch 
pie pan or muffin tins. Flute 
edges. Prick bottom. Bake at 
475 degrees 8 to 1 minutes. 
Cool. Fill with Aspic. Top with 
wreath of sea food salad. 


I package lemon gelatin 

1-1/4 cups hot water 

1 can (8-oz.) tomato sauce 

1 /2 teaspoon salt 

1 tablespoon vinegar 

Few drops Worcestershire 

Few drops hot pepper sauce 
Dash of pepper 
1 /2 cup chopped celery 
1 /2 cup chopped stuffed 

1/4 cup chopped onion 
Dissolve gelatin in hot water. 
Stir in tomato sauce, vinegar, 
sauces, and seasonings. Chill 
until slightly thickened. Add 
celery, olives, and onion. 

Seafood Salad 

1 cup tuna, crab meat, or 

1 cup diced celery 

1 teaspoon minced onion 

1 teaspoon lemon juice 

Dash of paprika 

Salt to taste 


Combine all but the mayon- 
naise. Chill. Drain just before 
serving, and toss with just 
enough mayonnaise to hold the 
salad together. — Sally Weslei 

a matter of fact, already supplies all 
reasonable requirements. 

Your article should be read by all 
American parents. And — let me add — 
by the grandparents, too. 

Anyone Top This? 


Great Barrington, Mass. 

I'm enclosing a check for S4 to renew 
the subscription to Together for my 
mother, Mrs. Charles L. White. You 
will be interested to know that she 
began taking the old Christian Advo- 
cate when she was married in 1881, 
and this is her 80th or 81st renewal. She 
was 100 years old on December 6, 1961. 

Thanks, Mrs. Carr — and congratula- 
tions to your mother! Can anyone top 
this record for continuous subscription 
to Methodism's family magazine— first 
the Advocate and now its continuation. 
Together? — Eds. 

Let Pastors Stay Put 

E. h. wilding 

Crescent City, Fla. 

After reading the comment on Bring 
Back the Traveling Minister? [Novem- 
ber, 1961, page 20], I say God bless those 
who think the pastor should not be 
moved around so much. If ministers 
weren't transferred every year or so. 
perhaps they could get better ac- 
quainted with the people in the church 
and the community. If they think this 
can be done in a year or two. they 
are mistaken. It just doesn't work that 

The Vandals Took Hippo 

DAVID C. SHIPLEY. Professor 

Methodist Theological School in Ohio 

Delaware, Ohio 

The Rev. J. Alton Templin has graci- 
ously called to my attention an error 
in my article, God Has the Last Word 
[April, page 45]. The sentence referring 
to the fall of Hippo should have indi- 
cated that the city was attacked by the 
Vandals, not the Goths. 

A Salute to March Issue 


Hathaway Methodist Church 

Garfield Heights. Ohio 

I can't remember when I have been 
so enthusiastic about an issue of To- 
gether! The selection and quality of the 
articles and photography in the March 
issue are marvelous. 

I do take exception to the advocacy 
of Dr. Grant's Basic Christian Beliefs 
for the average layman [see Special 
for Families, page 56]. A fellow pastor 
and I tried to use this book in a lay- 
man's class, and we found it a difficult 
teaching tool. 

Nevertheless, many thanks for the 
March Together! 

Together /May 1962 

Hohby Alley 

Birtk of a M 



Enlarged 18 times, a Monarch egg 
is dwarfed by milkweed stalf^. 

X. HIS MONTH, as the spring sun slowly warms the 
earth, millions of butterflies will burst from their chrysa- 
lides into darting, colorful flight. Among the brightest 
jewels in this array will be the orange, black-striped 
Monarch, familiar to every schoolboy and a must for col- 
lectors. The adult Monarch [see cover] is famed for its 
strong flight and delicate beauty, but it begins as drably 
as the lowliest moth. The pictures on these pages, by 
famed nature photographer Alfred Renfro, trace its re- 
markable transformation from tiny egg into butterfly 

The female Monarch lays her eggs on plant stalks or 
green leaves, which serve as food for the newly hatched 
larva (caterpillar). A ravenous eater, the larva outgrows 
its skin four or five times before becoming a pupa. It is 
during this seemingly quieter stage of development that 
the most startling changes occur. Encased in a hard layer 
of skin suspended from a leaf or twig by a strand of silk, 

the wormlike pupa slowly develops legs, a body, and 
wings. Finally, the outer skin again bursts, and the adult 
Monarch emerges — weak and moist, its wings crumpled 
at its sides. But air and body fluids flow quickly into the 
wings, which soon are poised for flight. 

Monarchs are the world travelers of the butterfly set. 
Some have spanned the oceans, while others migrate from 
Canada to Mexico in the fall.' Scientists say the Monarchs 
which go south for the winter do not return, but that 
their offspring follow the same routes south a year later, 
even pausing to rest in the same trees! 

For centuries, man has seen in the elusive butterfly the 
symbol of his soul. For the Christian, metamorphosis is 
strikingly parallel to man's movement from birth to ever- 
lasting life. The earthbound caterpillar symbolizes man, 
the pupa's shell recalls the tomb, and the emerging but- 
terfly symbolizes man's rebirth in the Resurrection. 
(More pictures of the emerging Monarch on page y8.) 

The fast-growing Monarch larva, here shedding its skin, is always hungry, but feeds only on milkjveed. 



The mummylikjz pupa hangs by a sill{ thread. 
Colors are visible through the taut chrysalis. 

Inside the shell, remarkable changes occur. 

Emerging at last, the adult Monarch is born. 

together/news edition 

New York Are « 

Lloyd C. Wicke 


Mrs. Margaret F. Donaldson 475 Riverside Dr., New 
York 27, N.Y. 


M AY, l 9 6 2 

Stack Heads Fellowship Approve $2 Million Building Program 

Edward Stack of Sea Cliff, N.Y.. bas 
i named president ol the Young 
\dult Fellowship "i the New York Easl 
Conference. Other new officers are Ar 
tluir Sereque oi tasonia, Conn., vice- 
president; Robert Young of Ansonia, 
treasurer; Dorothy Preissnei of New 
Hyde I'. irk, N.Y.. recording secretary; 
Marion Sievers of Queens Village, N.Y., 
corresponding secretary; and Susanne 
Hur^t of Roslyn, N.Y., publicity chair- 

Mr. Stack was president or the New 
York East Conference Youth Fellowship 
for two years and afso served two terms 
as treasurer of the national Youth Fel- 
lowship. He is a member of the Con- 
ference World Service and Finance Com- 
mission and superintendent of the church 
school in Sea Cliff. 

New Horizons 

The camp property purchased with 
Faith in Action funds by the Newark 
Conference, will accommodate 150 young 
persons in the summer and 75 in the 

• First Church, Dover (N.J.) has pub- 
lished plans for a new education addition. 

• Port Jefferson (N.Y.) Methodists have 
purchased a telephone company build- 
ing adjacent to its property and are 
making it into an education building. 

To Attend World Parley 

Miss Ethel Johnson, associate secretary 

ol the Board of Education of the New 

^^^^^ York Fast Confer- 

j^ ence, has been se- 

^■C'^R^^ lected of 

jf *V^k American 

VY ** '^J^m Methodists to n 

^^ -_^J^ resent this country 

^^ \~^/ at a world insti- 

9k \pT^^ tute on Christian 

^Lu^^n to b< 

■OL held July 9-20 at 

HL Queens University, 

^^™»^^^ Belfast, Ireland. 
Miss Johnson The theme of 

the institute will be 
The Educational Mission of the Church 
and its purpose will be to help Chris- 
tian education workers around the world 
to understand the educational mission of 
the church in today's world. It is limited 
to 300 delegates from the countries repre- 

Miss Johnson is a native of Philadel- 
phia, Pa., and is a graduate of Bennett 
College, Greensboro, N.C. She holds a 
Master of Arts degree in Religious Educa- 

She has organized and directed child 
care programs in the migratory camps. 

Green Mountain College Trustees 
Plan Three New Buildings 

Construction of three new buildings al 
a total cost of $2 million has been au- 
thorized by the Board of Trustees of 
Green Mountain College, 

\. student union building and a dor 
mitory will be built this Spring, and 
early in 1963, ground will be broken 
for a classroom building. 

The construction is part of a ten-year 
plan of expansion begun in 1959, and 
will make a total of seven new buildings 
erected in four years. A dormitory was 
completed in 1959, and an administra- 
tion building in I960. An infirmary and 
a gymnasium are now under construc- 

The new buildings will be Georgian 
style, to harmonize with the present cam- 

Green Mountain was founded in 1834, 
as an academy of the Troy Conference, 
and in 1931 became a two-year college. 
President Withey was inaugurated in 
May, 1959, and immediately launched a 
survey of college needs which resulted 
in curriculum revision, improved fac- 
ulty benefits, administrative reorganiza- 
tion, and a major construction program. 

"Thanks to an imaginative Board of 

Robert V. Niles Photo 

Bishop Wic^e consecrated the new $150,000 education building 
(shown above) at the Union (N.J.) Church. Shown in the pic- 
ture at right above are the participants in week-long celebration 
of the 70th anniversary of Trinity Church, Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) 

which also included the dedication of a new chapel. Left to 
right: Trustee Chairman J. R. Weatherby. Memorial Chapel 
Committee Chairman Mrs. G. V. Smith, District Superintendent 
Arnold O. Olson, Pastor George Davies, and Bishop Wicke. 


Trustees," President Withey declared, 
"we arc demonstrating that a small in- 
dependent college can meet the demands 
of contemporary education without re- 
course to public funds." 

• The admissions office reports that by 
mid-January it had received more than 
"DO applications from candidates for ad- 
mission for next September. 

• For the convenience of parents and 
other visitors, Green Mountain College 
has become an innkeeper! The Two 
Editors Inn, located opposite the front 
gate, will open next April under the 
management of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Hopkins, former operators of the Brid- 
port Lodge, Bridport, Vt. The inn, pre- 
viously a private home, is undergoing 
renovation, which will preserve its 
eighteenth-century charm. The name of 
the inn refers to two of Poultney's most 
famous men: Horace Greeley, founder 
and publisher of the New Yovl{ Tribune, 
who lived in East Poultney as a young 
man while learning the printer's trade 
on the Northern Spectator, and George 
Jones, a native son and friend of Horace 
Greeley, who became co-founder and 
editor of the New YorI{ Times. 

• To be the father of two Rhodes schol- 
ars is a remarkable distinction. This is 
the enviable lot of Andrew Vargish, 
Dean of the Faculty, whose younger son, 
Stephen, will follow in his brother's 
footsteps next fall. Only once before, 
since the scholarships were established 
in 1902, have Rhodes scholarships been 
won by brothers. 

Cite City Church Needs 

City churches were cited by Dr. G. Paul 
Musselman as civilization's most fertile 
mission field in an address to the Brook- 
lyn-Long Island Church Society. 

The annual dinner meeting was held at 
Hanson Place-Central Church, Brooklyn. 

Former executive secretary of the De- 
partment of Evangelism for the National 
Council of Churches, Dr. Musselman was 
the author of Churches Arc Failing the 
Cities which appeared in the Saturday 
Evening Post last fall. 

Dr. Henry C. Whyman, society execu- 
tive secretary, reported that the following 
churches have undertaken support of spe- 
cial inner-city projects: Hicksville, West- 
bury, Massapequa Park, Port Washington. 
Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Jamaica, New 
Hyde Park, Floral Park, Huntington, 
Valley Stream, and First Church, Mount 

To Study Social Problems 

Three adult education workshops on 
Christian Social Concerns are planned by 
the New York East Conference to discuss 
racial problems, legal rights, housing and 
world peace. 

They are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. April 
">H at the Rivcrhead, N.Y., church; May 2 
at the Plainview, N.Y., and Norwalk, 
Conn., churches; and May 3 at the Hanson 
Place-Central church, Brooklyn, and in 
Maiden, Conn. 



Itp to Pitch 

The director of a famous symphony orchestra halted a 
rehearsal abruptly. Pointing his baton at one of the 
musicians, he shouted, "Bring your instrument up to 

In the Christian calendar the Lenten Season is the time 
to bring the instrument, which is the human soul, "up 
to pitch." In this instance, "pitch" means the life, work, 
death, and resurrection of Jesus who is the Christ. 

A labor leader assures us, "Any problem could be 
solved between management and labor, anywhere, by 
good men whose convictions had been nurtured in the soil of religion." 

A renowned teacher testifies, "Either God is all in all, or he is nothing. If 
he has nothing to contribute in the English classroom, he has nothing to give 
at the altar." 

A judge scathingly denounces parental infidelity and lack of concern saying, 
"It has come to the point where babysitters are mothers and fathers in the 
stead of the natural parents who are not giving the spiritual and personal guidance 
they should." 

John Glenn addresses his countrymen celebrating our expanding scientific 
knowledge and praying God it will be wedded to a more sensitive concern for 
spiritual worth. 

Too slowly are we learning that traditional religious observances, callous 
and sterile, will not meet the flaming crises of our time. Lent should be the 
season when each in his vocational niche will rediscover "pitch" for his life. 

Pitch — "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God and thy neighbor as thyself." 

Pitch — "Blessed are the peacemakers; God shall call them His sons." 

Pitch — "God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself." 

Lloyd C. Wicke 

Westerners Lend Hand 

About 25 MYFers from Lafayette (hid.) 
plan to spend their Easter vacation doing 
volunteer work at Grace Church in New 
York City. Doing everything from paint- 
ing to evangelism work. 

Nnerod Studio 

Lois Alta McNelly, daughter of the Rev. 
and Mrs. Hugh J. McNelly of Wesley 
Church, Rosette (N.J.) is New jersey Jun- 
ior Miss oj 1%2. The 17-year-old high- 
school senior a/so received a trophy at the 
state pageant for being the most talented 
contestant. She performed at the piano. 

May End Church Rule 

Residents of a former Methodist Camp 
Meeting site near Saratoga Springs (N.Y. 
have voted to ask the state legislature to 
end the 95-year theocratic rule of the 
church in favor of a more conventional 
form of government. 

Since the Round Lake Methodist Chris- 
tian Association charter was granted in 
1S67. residents have leased their plots from 
the association, which has managed all 
municipal services. About 900 persons 
now reside in the community. 

New Faces — New Places 

Newark Conference 

The Rev. Richard T. Gass. from Edison 
to Dunellen, N.J. 

The Rev. Franklin W. Thurston, from 
Trinity, Rahway to Allendale, N.J. 

New York Conference 

Dr. Samuel H. Sweeney, retired, interim 
district superintendent of New York 

MAY. 1962 Vol. 6. No. 5 

TOGETHER is an official organ of The Methodist 

Church, issued monthly by the Methodist Publishing 

House. 201 Eighth Avenue South. Nashville 3. Tenn. 
Publisher: Lovick Pierce. 

Subscriptions: Order through local Methodist Church. 
Basic rate under All- Family Plan is 65c" per quar- 
ter ($2.60 per year) billed to church directly from 
Nashville. Tenn.: thirty per cent of church membership 
must be represented to qualify. Rate under Club Plan 
is $3.20 per year per subscription: ten per cent of 
church members must be represented in order to qualify. 
Individuals may order subscriptions at $4.00 per year 
in advance. Single copy price. 50C 
Second-class postage has been paid in Nashville. T«nn. 

Together /May 1962 

c4nti-J\everend truAade QrowA 

If you refer to your ministei as "Rev. Smith" 01 sav, "Hello, Kim km, l. 
you arc guilty of .1 grammatical monstrosity. 

The latest church to join tins "anti-reverend" crusade is St. Paul's in Mid 
dletown, W, whose minister, the Rev, Clyde II. Snell inserted .1 lull page on 
the subject in a recent bulletin to Ins parishioners. 

Vwi refci to .1 clergyman .is "the Rev. |ohn Smith" but when using Ins 
lasl name alone, it is "Mi." or "Dr. Smith." 

"Reverend," like "Honorable," is an adjective, not .1 tide. You would refer 
to your senator .is "The Honorable Charles [ones," bui you would nol address 
him .is "Honorable [ones" or s.i\, "Hello, Honorable." 

Many high church officials, even newspapers, make this grievous mistake. 
It your newspaper commits tins grammatical error, call the editor 01 write 
a note to set him straight. 

Drew to Study UN 

Drew will offer an on the scene I 

Nations semester for students from par- 
ticipating colleges and universities 
throughout the country beginning nexl 
September. Two days each week will be 
spent by the students at the United Na 
tions under the hill-time supervision of 
the Drew UN Semester co-ordinator. The 
remainder of the week will be spent on 
the campus. 

Semester students will study interna- 
tional organization through direct con 
tact with the UN and related interna- 
tional organizations conducting individual 
research projects on their function and 

Nominations of students will be made 
by the participating colleges and final 
selections will be made by Drew. Stu- 
dents must be in their junior year or 
senior year while members of the pro- 

• Two Drew University students have 
received awards from the Woodrow 
Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 
it has been announced by the university. 
They are: Roberta [. Harten of West- 
field (N.J.), to continue graduate studies 
in English; and James F. Knapp of Mor- 
ristown (N.J.), honorable mention. 

• Drew has been awarded a S4.000 
grant by E. I. DuPont de Nemours and 
Company. Inc., in the company's annual 
program of aid to education. 

• Two students participated in an ex- 
change program with Swarthmore Col- 
lege. They were Mary E. Gecsey, Rail- 
way (N.J.) and Robert A. Sarr, Ellen- 
ville (N.J.). John Knox of Mount 
Vernon (N.Y.) was co-chairman. 

• Miss Deolinda de Almeida, a native 
of Angola, Africa, has returned to her 
country after a semester on a Crusade 

Good Friend Gone 

Methodists of downtown New York 
City lost a good friend with the death 
of Sidney Hutchins, retired policeman, 
who was stationed for 35 years at 23rd 
Street and Fifth Avenue, near the former 
Methodist building. 

He recognized many bishops and other 

May 1962\Together 

churchmen on sight .\nA no Methodist 
was ever marooned in the middle of the 
street while Patrolman Hutchins was on 

lie was an honorarj steward al Man 
son Place Church in Brooklyn and later 
put his professional training to good use 
as chief usher at fames Street Church. 

Centenary Notes 

The Robert Shaw Chorak presented 
Bach's Passion According to St. John. 
Shaw used his chorus of 3(1 singers in 
conjunction with .1 large chamber 01 
chestra. It was the first time that this 
work, rendered in English, was taken on 
tour. „ 

Miss Patricia Ann Hamilton of North 
Merrick (N.Y.) has been appointed as- 
sistant literary editor of Hack, college 
yearbook. • 

All five members of the nominating 
committee of the Alumni Association for 
1961-64 are Area residents. They are 
Muriel MacLaurin of New Providence 
(N.J.), Marie Viscardi of West Orange 
(N.J.), Jane Reed of New York City, 
Nancy Foudy of Garden City (N.Y.). 
and Helen Gelo of Westbury (N.Y.) 

Mr. ami Mrs. J. M. Edgar of Dobbs 
Ferry (N.Y.) have given 52,000 to Cen- 
tenary for the establishment of the Wil- 
bert Perry Ferguson Scholarship in honor 
of Mrs. Edgar's father who was president 
of Centenary 1895-1900. 

Fourteen students who operate Sta- 
tion WNTI at Centenary received 25 
hours training in television production 
techniques, camera work and produced 
a closed circuit TV program at RCA In- 
stitutes as part of a radio/TV course in 
New York City. 

Plan Griff is Memorial 

Funds for a scholarship loan at Alaska 
University, major Mission Board project, 
are being raised in the Troy Conference 
in memory of the late Rev. Harold W. 
Griffis, former Albany District superin- 
tendent, who was pastor of Trinity 
Church in Albany at his death. 

Representatives from six churches 

tf' '<\) 

One hundred-foot snow serpent is the com- 
panion oj Carnival Queen Sheila lurry of 
Greenwich I Conn. 1 at annual Winter Car- 
nival, Centenary College, Hac\ettstown, 

served bj Mr. Griffis have formed an in- 
formal committee to raise the money and 
the Rev. I. eon M. Adkins, [r., secretary 

of the Conference Hoard of Missions, will 
recommend to the Annual Confer, 
that the Memorial scholarship he author- 
ized as an Advance Special. 

Home Receives Gifts 

The Methodist Home in Ocean Grove 
(N.J.) has received several memorial gifts. 

Mrs. Robert ). Taylor is the donor of 
an examination table, magnifying light 
and an oxygen tent in memory of her 
sister. Miss Esther M. 1 lav of Brooklvn 

A hydraulic stretcher with mattress, 
three steel commodes ami two chairs have 
been given by Mrs. George Kaufman of 
East Orange (N.J.) in memory of her 
mother. Mrs. Daisy B. Burdett. 

Emelia Miller Dies 

One of the Area's most devoted Meth- 
odists died January 25. at the age of 93. 
She was Miss Emelia Miller, a member 
of North Salem (N.Y.) Church for 79 

The Rev. Phillip Schnell reports that 
she was a church-school teacher for most 
of those years, and that she also cleaned 
the church, mowed the lawn, and 
shoveled snow. 

When she was in her SH's, she gave 
most of her savings to the church to help 
build an apartment in the church hall. 
She lived there many years until fail- 
ing health forced her to move to a 
nursing home. 

She was born in 1869, in New York 
City, of German immigrant parents. 


Rockwell Webb and Rockwell Webb, Jr., 
were the only jather-son duo at the Na- 
tional Workshop of Methodist Men in 
Evans ton (111.). Both from Glens Falls. 

Putting It on the Line 

"I know where I live, but nobody 
else seems to," says Dr. Harold A. Bos- 
ley, new minister of Christ Church, New 
York City. 

The builders of his home put it right 
on the Bronxville-Eastchester line in 
Westchester County. 

The Bosleys have the address of one 
municipality and the phone number of 
the other. No one has figured out which 
rooms the Bronxville Fire Department is 
responsible for and which are under the 
protection of Eastchester. 

As for garbage, however, that's easy. 
If they put the trash cans out on one 
side of the house Mondays, Wednesdays 
and Fridays, Eastchester collects it, if they 
put them on the other side on Tues- 
days, Thursdays and Saturday, Bronx- 
ville collects it. 

Next thing is to decide which window 
to call which Police Department from. 

To Consecrate New Wing 

Guided tours of the new $1 million 
wing of Bethany Deaconess Hospital, 
Brooklyn, will highlight "Consecration 
Day" ceremonies on May 5, marking the 
opening of the structure. 

Dr. Norman O. Edwards, hospital ad- 
ministrator, said hospital officials will 
lead the tours of the six-story wing, and 
will describe the modern facilities which 
will be used to care for chronically-ill 
aged and maternity patients. 

Tours also will be conducted on May 6 
from 3-5 p.m. 

More than 1,000 persons are expected 
to attend the event and hear an address 
by Bishop Wicke. 

• A new appeal to neighborhood resi- 
dents n> back Bethany Deaconess Hos- 
pital's $300,000 fund' drive for beds, 
furniture and equipment for its new $1 
million wing has been issued by Dr. 
Edwards who explained that thousands of 
residents in the vicinity have benefited 
from Bethany's many care programs since 
it was founded 69 years ago. 

• The Bethany Club, a nursing organiza- 
tion devoted to supporting the programs 
of the hospital, has contributed $3,000 to 
help pinch. ise a delivery room table in 


the maternity section ot the new wing 
and to furnish a semiprivatc room on the 
htth floor of the pavilion for the chroni- 
cally-ill aged. 

• Dr. Michael A. Bongiorno of Hollis- 
wood (Queens), has been elected presi- 
dent of the Medical Staff. 

• Bethany ministered to 3,410 patients 
in 1961, the highest number in the in- 
stitution's 69-year history. 

Seek Aid for Church 

A letter from the Official Board of St. 
Mark's Methodist Church in New Or- 
leans (La.), asking financial help as the 
result of vandalism in last year's segre- 
gation crisis has been posted in several 
Newark Conference churches by the Com- 
mission on Christian Social Concerns. 

The parsonage of the New Orleans 
church was battered after the Rev. L. A. 
Foreman defied segregationists by walk- 
ing his five-year-old daughter to a de- 
segregated school. 

Hears Missionaries 

Three sessions of the fifth annual Mis- 
sions Institute in the Newburgh District 
heard addresses by Henry A. Lacy, in 
charge of India, Pakistan and Nepal for 
the Board of Missions; the Rev. and Mrs. 
Jesse Sullivan, Creek Indians: Dr. Francis 
L. Brockman, director of public relations 
for the Methodist Committee for Over- 
seas Relief; and Dr. B. Harrison Decker, 
in charge of Puerto Rican work for the 
Philadelphia Area. 

Bishop Lectures at Miff 

Bishop Wicke was one of three lec- 
turers at the Rocky Mountain Pastors' 
School, held at Iliff School of Theology 
in Denver (Colo.). 

Others on the program were Dr. 
Charles S. Kendall of First Church, 
Hollywood (Calif.), and Dr. John R. 
Wilkins of New York, director of mis- 
sionary education for the Board of Mis- 

Une Short Circuit 

The MYF of the Danville (Vt.) Cir- 
cuit entertained 42 young persons and 
leaders from Wesley United Church of 
Canada. The Rev. Linwood J. Bowen, 
their counselor, is studying for his B.D. 
at McGill. 

The Kingsbridge Historical Society in 
New York City held its 13th annual open 
house with a program and exhibit of 
historical objects from Revolutionary 
days. The Rev. William A. Tieck, pastor 
of St. Stephens Church, is president. 

Participating in the funeral of the 
Rev. Charles P. Hogle, oldest member 
of the Troy Conference, who died at the 
age of 91, were his son, the Rev. C. New- 
man Hogle of Waterbury (Conn.) and 
his grandson, the Rev. C. Allen Hogle 
of Thomaston (Conn.). 

Bud Collyer, TV master of ceremonies, 

and Dean Richard Baker of the Columbia 
L'ni\ersity School of Journalism spoke at 
Lenten services at St. John's Church in 
New Rochelle (N.Y.) on the relation of 
their faith to their professions. 

Deeply missed at the Publishing 
House in Teaneck (N.J.) is the late 
Shirley Smith who had attended Meth- 
odist meetings throughout the country for 
25 years. 

Anybody belong to a high school 
rocket club? Let your editor know in 
time for a Hobby Alley feature in the 
July issue of Together. 

Thirteen members of Methodist Men in 
Park Church, Elizabeth (N.J.) attended 
a communion service conducted by the 
Rev. G. C. Schlesinger for Charles Bor- 
genson, a patient at Brookdale Nursing 

The Rev. Ross E. Winner of Bernards- 
ville (N.J.) is the first New ark Conference 
member to register for the Conference on 
Familv Life to be held October 19-21 in 
Chicago (111.) 

Emory Church, Jersey City (N.J.) is 
celebrating its 100th birthday. The pas- 
tor, the Rev. John Bishop, is author of 
Through the Christian Year, devotional 
meditations published in England. 

Among the chaplains who won Free- 
dom Founadtion Awards was Lt. Col. 
John T. Evans, Jr., of the New York East 

Glens Falls District residents have 
planned pre-Conference workshops April 
29 in Glens Falls and May 6 in AuSable 
Forks and Ticonderoga. A similar session 
for the Newark Northern District is 
planned bv the Board of Lav Activities 
May 20 in Areola (N.J.). 

The Rev. Harold Gainer of Middle 
Village (N.Y.) and Miss Lillian Carter 
were married February 17. 

Thirteen 25-year members were hon- 
ored at a supper at Teaneck (N.J.) 

A six-room apartment provided by the 
Methodists of Kearny (N.J.) is termed "a 
palace" by the Stook family, refugees 
from Indonesia, compared with their 
former living quarters. 

The Madison (N.J.) Church is spon- 
soring the resettlement of two Cuban 
refugee families. 

Walter L. Hunt of Unadilla (N.Y.) 
brother of the Rev. Clark W. Hunt of 
Westfield (N.I.) is Grand High Priest 
of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Ma- 
sons, state of New York. 

Margaret F. Donaldson, Area director 
of public relations, addressed nine Eng- 
lish classes at Green Mountain College, 
Poultney (Vt.), and spoke at a student 

Just as the Rev. Edgar R. Schlueter of 
Hope (N.Y.), sat down to relax about 
11:30 p.m. after a busy Sunday, he re- 
ceived an SOS from the neighboring 
Episcopal Church. The congregation was 
gathering for a special midnight service. 
and the rector had suddenly become ill. 
Mr. Schlueter with the help of the 
Book °f Common Prayer and excerpts 
from his own morning sermon, conducted 
the service. 

Together /May 1962 


Rejoicing Mount Calvary members were on hand to see their "church" built in three hours. 




+ MOUNT CALVARY Methodists were discouraged. A congrega- 
tion for two years, they still were meeting in a borrowed building— the 
administration center of a cemetery, of all places. They owned land, 
but the 50 members, residents of unincorporated Highland Hills, west 
of Chicago, just didn't have $55,000 for the first unit of their proposed 
church. Interest barely flickered when someone suggested a prefab- 
ricated house as a substitute. Pulses quickened when a committee 
found a roomy ranch-style prefab for $20,000— plus $3,000 for a park- 
ing lot. Everyone agreed: "Buy it!" Site preparation took several 
weeks, but on building day the basic structure went up in three hours. 
Hard-working members added the finishing touches. Now, with mem- 
bership rising, hopes are high that soon Mount Calvary can build a 
real church, and the Church-in-a-House can be a parsonage. 

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